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Margo Perin

Margo Perin  is the author of the autobiographical novel, The Opposite of Hollywood, that tells the story of her childhood growing up on the lam with a criminal father through the US, Mexico, Bahamas, and United Kingdom. She is the contributing editor of Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories from Jail and How I Learned to Cook & Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships and the poet of San Francisco's permanent memorial, Spiral of Gratitude. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize, she has been featured in numerous national and international media, including PEN's Fightin' Words, The San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Mexico's El Petit Journal, Holland's Psycologie, KRON 4 TV, NPR's Talk of the Nation, and KALW, KPFA, and WAMC. Her awards include two San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants, a Creative Work Fund grant, and residencies at Hedgebrook and Norcroft.