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Hannah Sward is the daughter of the late poet, Robert Sward. She is the award-winning author of Strip: A Memoir, receiving the attention of authors such as Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee, Melissa Broder, and NYT bestselling novelists Jill Schary Robinson and Caroline Leavitt. 


Sward has appeared on Book TV CSPAN in conversation with The Voices and Faces Project, NBC CA Live for a segment in honor of National Recovery Month and others. She has also has been a guest on numerous panels  and podcasts such as AWPWriters on Writing, On Writing Memoir, Dopey, and One Day At A Time. 


Widely published in literary journals in the US, Canada, and the UK, her most recent work has appeared in publications such as LA TimesHuffPost, YourTango and The Rumpus (forthcoming). She was a regular contributor at The Fix and Erotic Review and columnist and editor at Third Street Villager in Los Angeles. 


Hannah is on the board of Right to Write Press, a nonprofit that supports emerging incarcerated writers. She lives in Los Angeles where she is both a writing and recovery coach. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and is seeking representation. 

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