About: Mary Cappello

2011 Guggenheim Fellow in Nonfiction, Mary Cappello is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller, Awkward: A Detour;Called Back, a critical memoir on cancer that won a ForeWord Book of the Year Award and an Independent Publisher Book Award; the memoir, Night Bloom; and most recently, Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them (www.swallowthebook.com). A recipient of the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination from Teachers and Writers Collaborative and the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, she is a former Fulbright lecturer at the Gorky Literary Institute (Moscow) and currently a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence. For more information about the author: www.awkwardness.org