'Notable' Essays by Prof. Lili Wright Cited in Best American Anthologies

'Notable' Essays by Prof. Lili Wright Cited in Best American Anthologies

December 15, 2010

67846December 15, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Essays by Lili Wright, associate professor of English at DePauw University, are recognized in two editions of the Best American anthologies this year. In The Best American Essays 2010, Wright's "Pilgrim" is listed among "Notables."  The work appeared in Southern Indiana Review, Vol. 16 No. 1. The professor's "The Country I Came From," which was published in the online journal Wag's Revue, is among the "Notables" cited in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010.  Wright's name appears with other  writers such as Adam Gopnik, Billy Collins, Sandra Cisneros and David Foster Wallace.

Lili Wright spent ten years as a journalist in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Utah, and Mexico. Her work has appeared in newspapers nationwide, including the New York Times and the Baltimore Sun.

"Pilgrim," a chapter from Wright's manuscript, "Swimming in Salt Water," won the Mary C. Mohr Nonfiction Prize in 2008.  Last year, she won  Wag's Revue's inaugural essay contest for "The Country I Came From." Wright authored a memoir, Learning to Float: The Journey of a Woman, a Dog, and Just Enough Men.

In June 2004 essay she had published in Newsweek. Read more here.