Borich is the author of Body Geographic (University of
Nebraska Press/American Lives Series), winner of a Lambda Literary Award in
Memoir, an IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award) Gold Medal in Essay/Creative
Nonfiction and a 2013 IndieFab Bronze Award for Essays. In a starred review Kirkus
called Body Geographic "an elegant literary map that celebrates
shifting topographies as well as human bodies in motionnot only across water
and land, but also through life."
Her previous book, My Lesbian
Husband (Graywolf), won the American Library Association Stonewall Book
Award. Her work has been cited in Best American Essays and Best
American Non-Required Reading, she's the recipient of The Florida Review Editor's Prize in the
Essay and the Crab Orchard Review
Literary Nonfiction Prize and her work has appeared in Ecotone, The Seneca
Review, Indiana Review, Hotel Amerika, and The Washington Post.
Borich teaches graduate and
undergraduate creative nonfiction and publishing classes at DePaul, and is
working with students to develop Slag Glass City, a digital nonfiction
arts journal. A Chicago native, Borich spent many years living in
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota where she was the first nonfiction editor
of Water~Stone Review and a faculty member in The Creative Writing
Programs at Hamline University. For more information on Borich's work visit her
web site at barriejeanborich.com.