Cinthia Ritchie announces upcoming book Malnourished: A Memoir of Sisterhood and Hunger

Cinthia Ritchie announces upcoming book Malnourished: A Memoir of Sisterhood and Hunger

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

KHN Alum (2012) Cinthia Ritchie announces her upcoming book Malnourished: A Memoir of Sisterhood and Hunger, which will be published in January 2020. 

Ritchie's book, Malnourished: A Memoir of Sisterhood and Hunger "traces the tragedy of her sister’s eating disorder back to its beginning—their stepfather’s Pennsylvania farm, where both girls hungered for approval and affection during long, languid days and yearned for protection through endless, dark nights. Malnourished dives deep into what we dare not speak—secrets, obsessions, deviations—demonstrating in gripping, lyrical prose how the damage done early in one’s life colors the taste of everything to come." (via Karen Pickell, Editor-in-Chief, Raised Voice Press)

"Childhood trauma, we now know, plays out in disastrous lifelong ways. Ritchie’s beautifully written and deeply felt story about 'a family afraid to tell the truth' succeeds at last in sorting truth from lies as it demonstrates the strengths and vulnerabilities of survivors."  —Nancy Lord, former Alaska Writer Laureate, author of Fishcamp and pH: A Novel    

Cinthia Ritchie is a former journalist, a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a fellowship recipient of Hedgebrook, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, and Alaska State Council on the Arts. Her creative nonfiction has earned honors including a Women’s National Book Association Nonfiction Award, a Tucson Festival of Books Nonfiction Prose Award, and notable mention in The Best American Essays 2013. Her essays and articles have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Alaska Magazine, and The Seattle Times. Her first novel Dolls Behaving Badly released through Hachette Book Group. She splits her time between Anchorage, Alaska, and Tucson, Arizona.

Malnourished is available for preorder wherever books are sold, including Amazon and Indiebound. For interview requests or to arrange a reading, Ms. Ritchie can be reached directly at

Congratulations, Cinthia!