Christa Parravani is a writer and photographer. She is the author of Her: A Memoir. A Wall Street Journal, Salon, and Library Journal best book of the year, Her was also selected as an Indie Bound Next Pick, an NPR, Oprah, and People Magazine must-read memoir, and named the Amazon Debut Spotlight Pick for March 2013 and an Amazon best book of the month. Parravani's writing has appeared in Catapult, Marie Claire, Glamour, The Washington Post, Salon, The Rumpus, The Daily Beast, The London Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, and DAME. She has been featured in Poets and Writers, Vogue, PBS, and on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "To the Best of Our Knowledge.” Her photographs have been exhibited internationally and she has taught photography at Dartmouth, Columbia University and UMass, Amherst. Parravani is an Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction at West Virginia University’s MFA Creative Writing program.