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. She received a bachelor's degree in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of fine arts degree in poetry from UNC at Greensboro.
The Bright Hour (2017)
The Bright Hour was published June 6, 2017 by Simon & Schuster. The book was a New York Times Best Seller and received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal. It was also selected as one of the best books of 2017 by 
The book was well-received:
- 2017 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Memoir & Autobiography 
- Best Books of 2017 by The Washington Post, O Magazine, NPR, Bitch, and Medium 
- Most Anticipated Summer Reading Selection by The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, The Seattle Times, Vulture, InStyle, Bookpage, Bookriot, Real Simple, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 
Lucky, Lucky (2009)
Lucky, Lucky, a poetry chapbook, was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press.
- "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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- 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.
- Riggs, Nina (2017-06-06). The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-5011-6935-9.
- "The Bright Hour". Goodreads. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
- Riggs, Nina (2009). Lucky, Lucky. Finishing Line Press. ISBN 978-1-59924-401-3.