Join Lisa Nikolidakis and Diane Roberts for a conversation discussing No One Crosses The Wolf
No One Crosses the Wolf is at once an abuse story, an immigrant story, a travel narrative, and a piece of true crime, but ultimately, it is a memoir about family, the shattering consequences of murder-suicide within the family, and self-restoration. Readers will come away with the hope that even in the darkest and most complex of circumstances, it is possible to find light.
Lisa Nikolidakis is an associate professor of creative writing and faculty adviser of P.R.I.D.E. Her essay "Family Tradition" was selected by Jonathan Franzen for inclusion in The Best American Essays 2016, and she won Bellingham Review's Annie Dillard Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2021 for her essay "Whale Song for the Weary!' Other writing of hers has won various prizes and mentions, including the Gulf Coast Prize, Indiana Review's Fiction Prize, the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, the Calvino Prize, A Room of Her Own's Orlando Prize, Cincinnati Review's Robert and Adele Schiff Award for Prose, Hunger Mountain's Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize, Briar Cliff Review's annual nonfiction contest, and Chattahoochee Review's Lamar York Prize. Her writing, both fiction and nonfiction, has been published in Best American Essays, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Elle, The Rumpus, New Orleans Review, Brevity, [PANK], Gulf Coast, and many more. For more information, visit www.lisanikolidakis.com.
Diane Roberts is an eighth-generation Floridian, born in Tallahassee, and educated at Florida State University and Oxford University in England where she earned a D. Phil. She taught at Oxford, then at the University of Alabama, but couldn't quit Florida, so she came home to teach at FSU in 2007. Florida's a hot mess but Roberts feels it's her hot mess.
She was a long-time essayist for NPR, a commentator for the BBC, and contributes to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Oxford American and the Florida Phoenix. Her books include Dream State: Eight Generations of Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate Daughters, Banana Republicans and Other Florida Wildlife and Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America.