Marian Palaia

Marian Palaia was born in Riverside, California, and grew up there and in Washington, DC. She lives in San Francisco and has also lived in Montana, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, and Nepal, where she was a Peace Corps volunteer. Marian has also been a truck driver, a bartender, and a logger. The Given World is her first novel.

Books by this Author

The Given World


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. No regrets.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Maybe a dolphin.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In my house in Montana in June.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Awesome. This is a bust.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Probably this book.