Bonnie Rough – Carrier

Join us for the Author Visit by Bonnie Rough at the Rochester Public Library on October 9th.
Bonnie J. Rough is the author of the new memoir Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA (Counterpoint), which has just been winner of a 2011 Minnesota Book Award. You can see Bonnie interviewed on KOMO TV news online, or listen to Bonnie’s interview with Liane Hansen on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

Reviews of Bonnie’s writing has appeared in several anthologies, including Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion (Three Rivers Press), The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol. 1 (W.W. Norton), and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007 (Houghton Mifflin). Her essays have also appeared in many magazines, literary journals, and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Sun, Huffington Post, The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, Identity Theory, and Brevity.
Bonnie holds an MFA from the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. She has taught at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she became the recipient of a Bush Artist Fellowship, a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, and a Minnesota State Arts Board grant.
She has traveled extensively and calls three cities home: Minneapolis, and Amsterdam, and Seattle, where she currently resides. On her blog The Blue Suitcase, she writes about the life and adventures of an airline family.


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