about the author

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Julia McKenzie Munemo went to Bard College before earning a master’s in education at Harvard. After building a career as a freelance writer, she earned an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine.

An excerpt from The Book Keeper won the 2016 Bridging the Gap Competition for nonfiction at the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference. She was a fellow at the Williams College Oakley Center for Humanities, was selected as the nonfiction reader for the Stonecoast MFA Alumni Reunion in 2017, and was the Stonecoast alumni teaching assistant in 2018.

She works as a freelance writer and editor and teaches courses in creative nonfiction.