Dana Walrath

Dana Walrath is the granddaughter of survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915. She earned a PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. She completed Like Water on Stone (Delacorte/Random House 2014), her first novel, during the year she spent as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia working on a project that builds on her award-winning graphic memoir series Aliceheimer's (Harvest 2013). Awards for her novel include the 2015 Notable Book for Global Society, the 2015 CBC Notable Trade Book for Social Studies, and YALSA's Best Fiction Nominee for 2015. When not in the mountains of Armenia, Dana lives in the mountains of Vermont where she is on faculty at the University of Vermont's College of Medicine. She has spoken extensively about the role of comics in healing throughout North America and Europe including talks at TEDxBattenkill and TEDx Yerevan.

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