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  • What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte
    What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte
    by Lisa Knopp
  • The Nature of Home: A Lexicon and Essays
    The Nature of Home: A Lexicon and Essays
    by Lisa Knopp
  • Interior Places
    Interior Places
    by Lisa Knopp
  • Flight Dreams: A Life in the Midwestern Landscape (Singular Lives)
    Flight Dreams: A Life in the Midwestern Landscape (Singular Lives)
    by Lisa Knopp
  • Field of Vision
    Field of Vision
    by Lisa Knopp

 




Welcome to my website! I'm the author of six award-winning books of creative nonfiction, the most recent of which is Bread: A Memoir of Hunger (University of Missouri Press, fall 2016). I'm a Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where I teach courses in creative nonfiction. Please email me if you would like me to give a reading or book talk or visit your book club.


Saturday
Jun252016

The due date!

Bread: A Memoir of Hunger will be available in October. I'll be posting the cover image soon.

Monday
Jun132016

Summer reading!

I wait all year for the freedom to read whatever I want. Here are a few books from my summer reading list. The rest of the stack will be arriving by mail. Now it's time to dig in!

Saturday
Jun042016

The next stage

June 3, we begin editing Bread: A Memoir of Hunger. I love this stage -- the collaboration that goes on between a good editor (I have one) and me to produce something better than what I can do on my own. I especially love the queries that ask me to rethink or better articulate something that until that moment, seemed just fine to me. Let the querying begin!

Thursday
May122016

Local Author Fair, Council Bluffs, Iowa Public Library

Please visit me at the Council Bluffs Public Library's Local Author Fair. Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. I'll have books to sell and information about my forthcoming memoir.

400 Willow Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-323-7553

Other authors include…

Barbara Betts
Butch Bouvier
Marilyn Coffey
Lisa Knopp
Christopher J. McLucas
Bil Ramsey & Betty Shrier
Lisa Sandlin
Lorna Seilstad
Elizabeth Senden
Albert Tukker
Ben Washburn

Books will be available for purchase.

Sunday
Apr172016

"My Daily Bread"


"My Daily Bread," an overview essay which I've cobbled together from passages in Bread, my forthcoming memoir, appears in the spring 2016 issue of Rock & Sling: A Journal of Witness. I'll be posting the entire essay, so stay tuned.