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Megan McNamer

Missoula, Montana
Megan McNamer’s debut novel Children and Lunatics (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) won the Big Moose Prize. Her second novel, Home Everywhere, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2018. Her work has appeared in Salon, Sports Illustrated, The Sun, Tropic Magazine (of The Miami Herald), Islands Magazine, and Headwall, as well as in a number of anthologies, and she has won awards from New Millennium, Glimmer Train, Writers@Work, the University of New Orleans Writing Contest for Study Abroad, the Travelers' Tales Best Travel Writing Solas Awards for 2016, Carve Magazine's Raymond Carver Short Story Contest for 2016, and Cutthroat Magazine. She is a VCCA Fellow (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts), and, in 2018, was in residence at VCCA France in Auvillar. She grew up in northern Montana and studied music at the University of Montana and ethnomusicology at the University of Washington.  As a member of Manik Harum, Missoula's community gamelan, she traveled to Bali three times in the past decade for study and performance. She lives in Missoula, MT.

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