Memory Into Memoir: A Writer's Handbook


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University of New Mexico Press
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About the Author

Laura Kalpakian is the author of seventeen works of fiction (novels, novellas and story collections) in the US, the UK, and translated into languages abroad. Paint Creek Press has recently reissued a trilogy of St. Elmo books, These Latter Days, Caveat and the story collection, Dark Continent. Her first nonfiction book, Memory Into Memoir: a Writer's Handbook (University of New Mexico Press) won the 2022 Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Awards. Winner of an NEA Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, the PEN West Award, and the Anahid Award for an American writer of Armenian descent, Laura Kalpakian also twice won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Award. Her novel, American Cookery was nominated for the 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has served as a regular book critic for both the Miami Herald and the San Jose Mercury News. She has held artists' residencies at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, the Montalvo Center for the Arts, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A native Californian, Laura Kalpakian was educated on both the east and west coasts with a BA and an MA in history. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.