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Debra Gwartney

Debra Gwartney is the author of Live Through This, a memoir published in 2009 and a finalist for the National Books Critics Award and the National Books for a Better Life Award. The book was also shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Oregon Book Award, and named one of the top ten books of the year by the Oregonian. Debra is also the co-editor, along with her husband Barry Lopez, of Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape. She is the recipient of many fellowships, including those from Hedgebrook, the Wurlitzer Foundation, the Writers' Center, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Oregon Arts Commission. She is working on a new nonfiction book, a chapter of which appeared in the summer 2011 issue of American Scholar. Twice the recipient of the annual teaching award at Portland State University, she is currently on the nonfiction faculty for the MFA program in writing at Pacific University and lives in Western Oregon.








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