Raised in the rural Midwest, Angela Palm earned a BA in English Literature and a BS in Criminal Justice at Saint Joseph's College. Palm is the author of Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here, recipient of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize (Graywolf Press, Aug. 2016). Riverine was short-listed for the Vermont Book Award and the Indiana Author Award/Emerging Author Award, as well asan Indie Next selection, winner of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a Kirkus Best Book of 2016, and a Powerful Memoir by Powerful Women selected by Oprah. Palm is the editor of a book featuring work by Vermont writers, called Please Do Not Remove (Wind Ridge Books, 2014). She has taught creative writing workshops and classes at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Champlain College, New England Young Writers' Conference, The Kentucky Women Writers’ Conference, The Writers' Barn, The Porch (Nashville), Writers for Recovery, and The Renegade Writers' Collective and is the recipient of a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Fellowship in narrative nonfiction and a 2019 reation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. Palm has worked as Assistant Manager at Parent University, an education program for New Americans and refugees. She is on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Young Writers Project, works as a writing and editorial consultant at Boston's Grub Street writing center, and volunteers with Amnesty International. She is passionate about art, life, adult education, reading, and trees. She lives with her two children in Vermont, where she can often be found walking in the woods or playing video games.
Palm's writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, Tin House, Longreads, Ecotone, Passages North, At Length Magazine, Ep;phany, Brevity, DIAGRAM, Essay Daily, Paper Darts, Green Mountains Review, apt, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hippocampus Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, Little Fiction, Big Truths, Sundog Lit, and elsewhere. Her work has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in fiction and nonfiction, a Derringer Award, Best of the Net, and the Best Short Fictions anthology. She lives in Vermont.
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