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Leyburn Library's Author Talk Series Features Deborah Miranda

— by on October 5th, 2015

Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Professor of English at Washington and Lee, will be talking about her new book, “Raised by Humans” on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Book Nook. “Raised by Humans” was published in April, 2015.

This event is part of the University Library’s Author Talk Series, and the talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Miranda has been a member of the W&L faculty since 2004. Prior to this, she taught at Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington.

She is also the author of “Bad Indians” (2013), which was the winner of the PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, the Independent Publisher’s Gold Medal for Memoir and short-listed for the William Saroyan Prize; and “The Zen of La Llorona: Poems” (2005), among others. “The Hidden Stories of Isabel Meadows and other Lacunae of California Indian History” is under contract with the University of Nebraska Press.

Miranda is the coeditor and contributor of “Sovereign Erotics: An Anthology of Two-Spirit Writing” (2011). She has written 20 articles, many poems in anthologies and literary journals, and seven book reviews.

She received her B.S. from Wheelock College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

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