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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.


Wednesday
Sep302009

No Other River

My essay about the half-million or so sandhill cranes that gather on the central Platte River each spring was published in the fall 2009 issue of The Iowa Review. This essay will be included in Three Rivers, the book I'm currently working on. Click here for a brief excerpt.

Tuesday
Aug042009

In the works... 

 My current book project is Three Rivers: Journeys and Junctures, essays about the Platte, Missouri, and Mississippi Rivers. Several of the essays have been published or are forthcoming. You can find more information about them by clicking on the "Current Projects" link to the right.

 

Thursday
Jul162009

Finally up and running

 Thanks for stopping by! I finally have my own place on the Web but it's still under construction, so please bear with me. I'll be updating this on a somewhat irregular schedule so check in from time to time, and thank you for your support.

 

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