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Randi Davenport

Randi Davenport is the author of The End of Always (Hachette/Twelve, 2014) and The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010). In 2011, she received the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer’s Award for Creative Non-fiction, and was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award, as well as the Ragan Old North State Cup Award for Nonfiction. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Huffington Post, Washington Post, Ontario Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Women’s History Review, Literature/Film Quarterly, and Victorian Literature and Culture, among others. She has been a Summer Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and has taught literature and writing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Visit her online at

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without (after numbers 1 and 2, in no particular order)

  1. My children
  2. Words
  3. The night sky
  4. Clouds on the horizon
  5. Wind
  6. Rain
  7. Music
  8. Art
  9. Friends
  10. A really excellent cup of chai

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