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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.


Sunday
Jan082017

"Writers' Voices" interview on KRUU (Fairfield, Iowa)

On Friday, January 6, I talked for a full hour with Monica Hadley and her mother, Caroline Kilbourn, about Bread, the writing life, and growing up in Southeast Iowa. They were delightful. Here's a link to their website.

http://www.kruufm.com/user/monicahadley

 

Friday
Dec232016

"A disorder-no-one-calls-a-disorder": a review of Bread

Kristine Langley Mahler, a University of Nebraska-Omaha graduate student in creative nonfiction and an award-winning writer, has posted her insightful and very personal review of Bread on her blog, "The Suburban Prairie." Bread is one of the twelve out of the approximately 100 books she's read over the past year that made her "Twelve Days of Christmas" review list. To find the review, please go to:

http://www.thesuburbanprairie.com/2016/12/twelve-days-of-christmas-2016-day-ten.

and scroll down to the entry for 10/22/2016.

Here's the last paragraph in Kristine's review: "Disordered eating is manifest, it's everywhere, and no one is talking about it. But Lisa Knopp is talking about it, and she's talking about the other shunted-aside population—older women, who've learned by now how to hide their behaviors. This book is crucial, and the vulnerability it takes to write about a disorder-no-one-calls-a-disorder is so immensely moving."

 

 

Friday
Dec162016

Valentine's Day Give-away

WANTED! Reviews of my new book, Bread, for amazon.com. 

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? I'll enter the names of all review writers in a drawing for a $60.00 gift certificate to the indie bookstore of your choice. The winner will be announced on Valentine's Day. If you don't win the certificate, you're still a winner because you'll have my gratitude, and I'll send lots of good vibes your way. 


WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? I've heard that if an author has at least 50 mostly positive reviews, amazon will recommend his/her book to shoppers and browsers. I'd like that a lot. 

By the way, I'll accept reviews from your cats and dogs, too.

Saturday
Dec032016

"How to Talk with Loved Ones Suffering From Eating Disorders"

On Thursday, December 1, I talked with Charity Nebbe, the host of Iowa Public Radio's "Talk of Iowa" and Marcy Shrum, the vice-president of the Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa. Listen to our chat at http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-talk-loved-ones-suffering-eating-disorders#stream/0

Tuesday
Nov292016

The Donna Seebo Show

I was surprised and pleased when Donna Seebo brought up the crone archetype in our discussion of eating disorders and disordered eating in older women. Here's the link to the program:

http://alphagroupusa.com/delphi-vision/ondemand-archive/delphi-on-demand-archive.html

program # 888, Friday, November 25,2016