Beth Finke


Beth Finke is the author of the award-winning memoir Long Time, No See (University of Illinois Press 2003) and Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound (Blue Marlin Publications 2007), a winner of the ASPCA’s Henry Bergh award for children’s literature. Her story “One Smart Dog” was included in an antholog y published by National Geographic School Publishing last year. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Beth teaches weekly memoir-writing classes for senior citizens and works part-time at Easter Seals headquarters, moderating their blog. She is married to Mike Knezovich. They have one son, Gus, and live in Chicago with Beth’s new Seeing Eye dog, Whitney. Hanni is thirteen years old now, happily retired, and living with friends.