Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart and two essay collections: Abandon Me and Girlhood.
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Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart and two essay collections: Abandon Me and Girlhood. The inaugural winner of the Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction and the recipient of fellowships from MacDowell, Bread Loaf, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the BAU Institute, Vermont Studio Center, the Barbara Deming Foundation, and others; her essays have recently appeared in The Paris ReviewThe Believer, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Granta, Sewanee Review, Tin House, The Sun, and the New York Times. She is an associate professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program.

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