Nina Ellen Riggs
|Born||March 29, 1977|
|Died||February 26, 2017 (aged 39)|
Nina Ellen Riggs (March 29, 1977 – February 26, 2017) was an American writer and poet. Her best known work is her memoir, The Bright Hour, detailing her journey as a mother with incurable breast cancer. It was published shortly after her death. The book received critical acclaim. Riggs also contributed an article to New York Times series Modern Love.
Riggs was born in San Francisco, California. She was the great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and educated at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received a bachelor's degree in creative writing, and UNC at Greensboro where she received an MFA in poetry.
- "Riggs, Nina Ellen". Greensboro News & Record. March 5, 2017.
- Riggs, Nina (2017). The Bright Hour. Simon and Schuster. p. 320. ISBN 9781501169359. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
- Krug, Nora (June 1, 2017). "A dying mother's memoir is this year's 'When Breath Becomes Air'". The Washington Post.
- Collins-Hughes, Laura (June 1, 2017). "A young mother's unsentimental memoir of her last days". Boston Globe.
- Newman, Judith (June 16, 2017). "I'm Dying Up Here: Books on How to Grieve and How to Die". New York Times.
- McCarthy, Matt (June 5, 2017). "Nina Riggs' moving cancer memoir shines 'Bright'". USA Today.
- Riggs, Nina (September 23, 2016). "When a Couch Is More Than a Couch". New York Times.