Debra Monroe

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Debra Monroe is our guest this week. The author and educator will be talking  with us about her latest novel,  MY UNSENTIMENTAL EDUCATION  (University of Georgia Press, 2015).

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Debra Monroe

Debra Monroe is the author of four books of fiction and two memoirs.

She is a “fierce” writer who presents “ever-hopeful lost souls with engaging humor and sympathy” (Kirkus Reviews), who writes prose that’s “rangy, thoughtful, ambitious, and widely, wildly knowledgeable” (The Washington Post), also “fine and funky, marbled with warmth and romantic confusion, but not a hint of sentimentality” (The Boston Globe).

Debra Monroe books

Her books have won many awards, including the Flannery O’Connor Award. She’s published stories in over 50 magazines. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times,, The American Scholar, and been cited for Best American Essays often.    She has since lived in Kansas, Utah, North Carolina, and Texas, where she lives now, and she teaches in the MFA program at Texas State University.

For more information, please see the author’s website.