Debra Gwartney

Debra Gwartney is the author of a hybrid memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself, winner of the RiverTeeth Nonfiction Prize and the Willa Cather Award from Women Writing the West. Debra’s first book is a memoir, Live Through This, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her essay “Suffer Me To Pass,” published in VQR, was the winner of a 2020 Pushcart Prize. Other work has appeared in Granta, Tin House, American Scholar, The Normal School, Creative Nonfiction, Prairie Schooner, Washington Square Review, Kenyon Review, Salon, Triquarterly Review, The New York Times “Modern Love” column, etc. She is a contributing editor at Poets & Writers Magazine, and lives in Western Oregon.