Apricot Anderson Irving


Apricot Anderson Irving is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship and has served on the Advisory Committee of the Oregon Book Awards. Her work has appeared in Granta, This American Life, MORE Magazine, Oregon Humanities and the 2013 anthology of Best Women’s Travel Writing. She has taught Creative Nonfiction in the MFA program at Portland State University and served as a Writer in Residence with programs in the US and the UK, but she has also dug trees in the rain, painted curbs, waited tables and lugged a microphone across three continents to collect stories. She has lived in Haiti, Indonesia and the UK and is capable, when pressed, of belting out a passable Irish ballad or a KreyĆ²l hymn.