Sonja Livingston's latest book, Queen of the Fall, (forthcoming, University of Nebraska Press) combines myth and memory to explore the various models and messages of femininity in the culture. Her first book, Ghostbread, a memoir, won the AWP Book Prize for Creative Nonfiction and has been adopted by classrooms and reading groups around the nation. Essays appear in journals such as Arts & Letters, the Iowa Review, AGNI, Bellingham Review, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction and many others. Sonja’s literary nonfiction has been honored with an Iowa Review Award, an Arts & Letters Essay Prize, as well as fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center and the Deming Fund for Women.
Sonja earned her MFA from the University of New Orleans and has taught in writing programs in Scotland, Ireland and Mexico. She currently splits her time between New York State and Tennessee, where she teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Memphis.