Elizabeth Enslin

Author's Bio

Elizabeth Enslin grew up in Seattle and went on to earn her PhD in cultural anthropology from Stanford University in 1990 and marry into a Brahman family in the plains of Nepal. Inspired by local women, especially her mother-in-law, she researched women’s organizing, poetics and politics and agro-ecology. She currently lives in a strawbale house in the canyon country of northeastern Oregon, where she raises garlic, pigs and yaks.

Publications and Prizes

While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal
(Seal Press, 2014)
Crab Orchard Review, Fringe Magazine, Gettysburg Review, In Posse Review, In the Mist, Opium Magazine, Oregon Literary Review, Orion, The Raven Chronicles, The Truth About the Fact
Prizes Won: 
Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Scholarship, Individual Artist Fellowship award from Oregon Arts Commission. Finalist, John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize, Honorable Mention for Pushcart Prize 2010, Notable in Best American Essays 2010, Honorable Mention for Oregon Poetry Association New Poets Award.

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Creative Nonfiction Writer
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Seattle, WA
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Last updated: Mar 18, 2016