Erica Trabold is a Nebraska-born essayist. Her debut essay collection, Five Plots, was selected by John D’Agata as the inaugural winner of the Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize and awarded a 2019 Nebraska Book Award for nonfiction.

Trabold’s lyric essays appear in Brevity, The Rumpus, Passages North, The Collagist, South Dakota Review, Seneca Review, Essay Daily, and elsewhere. A graduate of Oregon State University‚Äôs MFA program and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Erica writes and teaches in central Virginia, where she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Sweet Briar College for the 2019-2020 school year.