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  • Bread: A Memoir of Hunger
    Bread: A Memoir of Hunger
    by Lisa Knopp
  • 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
  • Interior Places
    Interior Places
    by Lisa Knopp
  • The Nature of Home: A Lexicon and Essays
    The Nature of Home: A Lexicon and Essays
    by Lisa Knopp
  • Flight Dreams: A Life in the Midwestern Landscape (Singular Lives; The Iowa Series in North American Autobiography)
    Flight Dreams: A Life in the Midwestern Landscape (Singular Lives; The Iowa Series in North American Autobiography)
    by Lisa Knopp
  • Field of Vision by Lisa Knopp (1996-05-01)
    Field of Vision by Lisa Knopp (1996-05-01)
    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.


Friday
Mar172017

Brevity review of Bread

Here's an excerpt from Sierra Dickey's thoughtful review of Bread in one of my favorite journals:

"With her title 'a memoir of hunger,' Knopp doesn’t mean just the hunger I feel now because it’s late in the day and I ate lunch early. She means all of our human hungers: for justice, for love, for meaning. The first chapters make an inventory of longings, and bit by bit, Knopp slowly shows us how she’s come to satiate herself."

https://brevity.wordpress.com/2017/03/17/review-of-lisa-knopps-bread-a-memoir-of-hunger/

 

Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction

Monday
Mar062017

The Story I Didn't Want to Write

On Bread

"It was the story I didn’t want to write—that one about what I call “my malady,” my three episodes of severely restricted eating . . ." 

To see the entire essay, please go to the March/April 2017 issue of Omaha Magazine: http://omahamagazine.com/articles/on-bread/


Thursday
Feb232017

A double header!


 

Wednesday
Feb152017

And the winner is . . .

And the winner of the "Write an Amazon Review of Bread and Win a $60 Gift Certificate to the Indie Bookstore of your Choice Contest" is Alea Hall, a graduate student studying creative nonfiction at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Alea will be buying books at Jackson Street Booksellers in Omaha's Old Market.

Thank you to everyone who wrote a review. I'm so very grateful!


Thursday
Feb092017

Buy yourself some books -- on me!

A reminder about the Valentine's Day drawing. Anyone who posts an Amazon review of my new book, Bread: A Memoir of Hunger, by midnight on Valentine's Day is entered in a drawing for a $60.00 gift certificate to the indie book store of your choice. I'll announce the winner on February 15th. What do I mean by a book review? Anything from a very personal, one-sentence response to what you connected with (or didn't connect with) in my story to a formal review like those that you might find in a magazine. Thank you in advance for your support!