About Bonnie Rough

Bonnie J. Rough, author of 2011 Minnesota Book Award-winning memoir Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA (Carrier). She teaches in the Ashland University low-residency MFA program and is a prose editor for Versal, an award-winning international journal of literature and art based in Amsterdam. In her blog, The Blue Suitcase, she writes about the life and adventures of her family.

Interview with Bonnie Rough on Her Book Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA

Bonnie Rough’s memoir, Carrier, which won the 2011 Minnesota Book Award, includes extensive research via family stories, interviews, pictures, legal records, letters, and more, but it is her compassionate portrayal of her grandfather, Earl, who passed away soon after her birth, that keeps readers turning pages. He lived with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED), a genetic … Continue reading

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