Lisa Knopp is the author of six books of creative nonfiction. Her most recent, Bread: A Memoir of Hunger (University of Missouri Press, 2016), explores, through research and personal story, the little-discussed phenomenon of eating disorders and disordered eating among older women. Bread won the Nebraska Book Award for memoir in 2017.
Currently, Lisa is completing two projects: a collection of autobiographical and spiritual essays, Like Salt or Love: Essays on Leaving Home, which includes “In the Place of Their Exile”; a memoir/biography, From Your Friend, Carey Dean: Letters from Nebraska’s Death Row, about her 23-year friendship with Carey Dean Moore, who the state of Nebraska executed on August 14, 2018.
Lisa’s essays have appeared in many publications, including Shenandoah, Gettysburg Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Connecticut Review, Creative Nonfiction, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Northwest Review, Georgia Review, Brevity, and Seneca Review. Seven of her essays have received notable essay citations in the Best American Essays series.
Lisa is a professor of English at the University of Nebraska Omaha where she teaches courses in creative nonfiction. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.