Sandra Gail Lambert


A Certain Loneliness

Sandra Gail Lambert probes the intersection of disability, queerness, and female desire in this frank and funny memoir of her lifelong struggle with isolation and independence after contracting polio as a child. Frustrations, slapstick moments, and grand triumphs are all couched in the long history of humanity’s relationship to the natural world.

Sandra Gail Lambert, a 2018 NEA Creative Writing Fellow, writes fiction and memoir that is often about the body and its relationship to the natural world. Her latest book, A Certain Loneliness, will be published by University of Nebraska Press in September 2018. Excerpts from her debut novel, The River’s Memory (Twisted Road/2014), have won prizes from Big Fiction Magazine and the Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest. Her writing has been widely anthologized and has also been published in a variety of other journals including The Southern Review, Brevity, the North American Review, and New Letters. She is the co-editor, along with Sarah Einstein, of the anthology Older Queer Voices: The Intimacy of Survival. Sandra lives with her wife in Gainesville, Florida.