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Deborah Harper, President of Psychjourney, interviews Lise Funderburg, M.A. author of Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father HomeâA Memoir published by Free Press.

Lise Funderburg is a journalist, essayist, and critic. She received her undergraduate degree from Reed College in Portland , Oregon , her masters in journalism from Columbia University , and has worked as an writer, editor, and writing instructor since1986. Funderburg has written book reviews, essays, and feature articles for such publications as The Nation, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, The Hungry Mind Review, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

Funderburg's first book, Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity, was a collection of oral histories. Funderburg won a 2003 Nonfiction Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and has twice been selected as the writer-in-residence at The James Thurber House in Columbus Ohio , during which she taught courses at The Ohio State University. She has taught at Rutgers University and is currently an instructor in creative nonfiction writing at The University of Pennsylvania. Visit her website.