A finalist for the Stanford Library Saroyan International Writing Prize in Nonfiction

A Finalist for the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Emerging Author Award

A Finalist for the Vermont Book Award

An pick for "Powerful Memoirs by Powerful Women"

An Indie Next List pick

A Kirkus Best Book

*Starred* Publishers Weekly Review

Apple iBook Best Book

*Starred* Kirkus Review

"Densely symbolic, unsentimental, and eloquent, Palm’s book explores the connections between yearning, desire, and homecoming with subtlety and lucidity. The result is a narrative that maps the complex relationships that exist between individual identity and place. An intelligent, evocative, and richly textured memoir."  --Kirkus Reviews

Angela's memoir-in-essays, Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here, was released from Graywolf Press in August 2016. 

As a girl in rural Indiana, Angela Palm finds a kindred spirit in the boy next door. But in this landscape of flood and drought, where she’s forever an outsider, their relationship could never blossom. Though the current of Palm’s life carries her toward a new future in art, she’s still drawn home. But going back means confronting the boy she loved, who is serving a life sentence for murder, and discovering that the place she left behind will never release its hold on her.

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Select Prose Publications

“Designs of the Body,” forthcoming in Indiana Review

Pianoforte,” in New Limestone Review

"On John Barth's The Floating Opera" in Tin House

"Hierarchy of Needs" in Longreads

"This Ain't No Love Song" in Passages North

"Hierarchy of Needs" in Creative Nonfiction

"In Praise of the Micro Landscape" at LitHub

"An Arsenal of Sand" in At Length Magazine

"On Tuesdays They Bowl" in CHEAP POP

"Dispatches from Anywhere but Here" in Ecotone

"How to Make Money in Prison" in SmokeLong Quarterly (nominated for Best Small Fictions Anthology 2016, nominated for Derringer Award in fiction)

"Send Out Succor" in Brevity 

"Bloom's Evaluation of Her" in Diagram 

"Mrs. Greenwood's Jelly" in Paper Darts (nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Wind Ridge Books, 2015)

“The Devolution of Cake” in Little Fiction/Big Truths (nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2014)

“How to Be a Writer” in Little Fiction

“Shoes for All Time” in Midwestern Gothic

“Abstract Picture in Winter” in apt

“Averages” in Tampa Review Online

"Do You Have Anything to Declare?" in Hippocampus Magazine

"Corn Tag" in Sundog Lit  (nominated for Best of the Net, 2014)


On Craft

"The Ant in the Drop of Water" at Powell's Books Blog

"Cutting Up and Cutting In: Digression and Association in the Essay" in Essay Daily

"Tunneling Through the Dark: On Memoir, Memory, and Marriage" in Split Lip Magazine

"The Carpenter Gothic and the Essay" in Town Crier, The Puritan


Articles + Interviews + Guest Posts + Etc.

Book review: Not a Place on Any Map by Alexis Page, Green Mountains Review

"A Reading List for Men Who Talk to Me About Hemingway" at Read Her Like an Open Book

Book recommendation at Post Road Magazine (Dept. of Speculation)

9 Ways Busy Parents Can Reignite Their Creative Life, an article at Parent Co.

From Freelance Mom to Prize-Winning Author, an essay at Parent Co.

Library Love, a guest post at Grammar Party

Lev Grossman Discusses Weaving the Power of Literary Fiction into Fantasy, an interview at Book Trib

Please Do Not Remove: In Support of Public Libraries, article in Destination VT Magazine, Fall 2014

Alison Lurie Decodes the Messages Buildings Send in The Language of Houses, an interview at Book Trib

Randy Susan Meyers talks about Accidents of Marriage, a gut-punching family drama, an interview at Book Trib

Angela is interviewed by Shelagh Connor Shapiro at Write the Book

Angela interviews author Melissa Falcon Field about her novel, What Burns Away at Book Trib