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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.


Tuesday
Feb072017

One of the 150 Nebraska-est Books Ever Written by Nebraskans

I'm pleased to see that my third book, The Nature of Home: A Lexicon and Essays, is one of the "Nebraska 150 Books," a list compiled in honor of the state's 150th birthday. The photo is from a display at Gere Branch of the Lincoln Public Library. Please go to the following link for information about the selection process and for a link to the entire list.

http://www.omaha.com/living/these-are-the-nebraska-est-nebraska-books-ever-written-by/article_bdfdabb0-1621-11e6-8ab5-9bbf68bb3277.html


Thursday
Feb022017

Book signing at A Novel Idea

I will be available to talk about my new book, Bread: A Memoir of Hunger, and to sign copies from 4:30 to 6 on Thursday, February 2, at A Novel Idea Bookstore at 118 N. 14th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. You don't have to buy my book in order to stop by. Chat with me, chat with Cinnamon, pet the cats, and browse a bit.

 

Sunday
Jan292017

An invitation to book groups

I'll soon have a new website which will have a special page for books groups containing resources and a contact form. In the meantime, book group members will find a discussion guide that I've written at the University of Missouri website (a book summary, a biographical note, snippets from reviews, an interview, discussion questions, and resources). Also, I'm available to talk with you or your group about the book. Please contact me at  

lknopp  [at]   unomaha   [dot]   edu

https://missouribooks.wordpress.com/discussion-guide-for-bread-a-memoir-of-hunger/

Saturday
Jan282017

"'Bread' takes readers on a lifelong journey through disordered eating" (Lincoln Journal Star)

Here's an article about Bread that will appear in the Lincoln Journal Star tomorrow morning.

http://journalstar.com/entertainment/books/bread-takes-readers-on-a-lifelong-journey-through-disordered-eating/article_1e0dd445-765d-51cf-9436-6e85291f7d9e.html

Sunday
Jan082017

"That's What She Wrote" Interview on KZUM (Lincoln, Nebraska)

At 12:30 on January 8th, I'll be the guest of Cinnamon Dokken on her KZUM (89.3) radio program, "That's What She Wrote," a segment of the "Wimmin's Show." We'll be talking about Bread, memoirs, women, the writing life, and more. Here's a link to the website:

http://kzum.org/thats-what-she-wrote/