Today we host Shannon Luders-Manuel (memoir, essay). She’ll read from her essay, “Rediscovering Her Father,” which was published in the New York Times.
Shannon Luders-Manuel is a West Coast writer, editor, and sensitivity reader. She received her master’s in English literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Real Simple, among others. She is currently represented by Chase Literary Agency for her memoir about growing up mixed race, coming in and out of conservative Christianity, and her complicated relationship with her absent, alcoholic father