Elena Passarello is a writer and actor and author of two books, Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande, 2012) and Animals Strike Curious Poses (Sarabande 2017), a collection of essays which investigate and mediate on famous animal named and immortalized by humans throughout history. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her writing including a 2015 Whiting Award, and in 2014, she was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon where teaches at Oregon State University. Since early 2018, she has been the announcer on Live Wire with Luke Burbank from Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Elena Passarello spoke with SPR's Chris Maccini while in Spokane as part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series.