Author of the 2018 Lake Oswego Reads Book
Lily Brooks-Dalton was born and raised in Halifax, Vermont, though she by no means stayed there; after finishing community college and saving up enough money, she moved to Ireland at age 17, and for the next three years she worked her way around the world, visiting such exotic locales as Australia, India, and Thailand. This unconventional life story became the basis for her 2015 memoir, Motorcycles I’ve Loved. Exploring the things she learned during her journey, as well as her deep-seated passions for travel, creative writing, and motorcycles, that book garnered widespread critical acclaim and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.
Her first novel was published in 2016. Titled Good Morning, Midnight, it focuses on two individuals who must confront life’s deepest questions in the wake of worldwide catastrophe, and it was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Review of Books and Shelf Awareness. For her education, Lily Brooks-Dalton attended University of Massachusetts and Portland State University; she has also received fellowships from The Studios of Key West and The Kerouac Project. She presently lives in Los Angeles.