Nora Gallagher

Nora Gallagher

Nora Gallagher's essays, book reviews, and journalism have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, DoubleTake, Time, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Village Voice, and Mother Jones. She is also the editor of the award-winning Patagonia: Notes from the Field, a collection of literary essays on the outdoors. 

Recently, Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the religion department at Publisher’s Weekly, asked Gallagher to write a book about communion for a series on Christian practices. The result is a book rather like a memoir about taking communion: The Sacred Meal, 2009.

Other recent publications include a sermon collected in Sermons that Work and a poem in the anthology, September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond.  

Gallagher has been a fellow at both the MacDowell Colony and Blue Mountain Center. She is preacher-in-residence at Trinity Episcopal Church, Santa Barbara, and sits on the advisory board of the Yale Divinity School. She is represented by Philippa Brophy, president of Sterling Lord Literistic, New York.

Nora Gallagher lives with her husband, novelist and poet Vincent Stanley, in Santa Barbara and New York.


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Selected Bibliography:
Changing Light: A Novel
Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment, and Moments of Grace
Things Seen and Unseen: A Year Lived in Faith 

Articles by this Author

Forgiving the Unforgivable

My First Republicans

Practicing Resurrection

The Sacred Meal by Nora Gallagher