Barrie Jean Borich is the author of Body Geographic, new in the American Lives Series of the University of Nebraska Press. Her book My Lesbian Husband won the American Library Association Stonewall Book Award, she’s the recipient of the 2010 Florida Review Editor’s Prize in the Essay and the 2010 Crab Orchard Review Literary Nonfiction Prize, and her work has been named Notable in Best American Essays and Best American Non-Required Reading. She was the first nonfiction editor of Water~Stone Review and has recently joined the creative writing faculty of the English Department and MA in Writing and Publishing Program of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and she splits her time between Minneapolis and Chicago.
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