Bonnie is an American writer. Her fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in Harper's, Orion Magazine, Granta, Lion's Roar, Kenyon Review, and many other journals and magazines. Her first novel, Lamb, was recipient of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, long-listed for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in the UK, and was translated into several languages. The book was made into an award-winning independent film, Lamb. She is also co-author of Love in the Anthropocene with environmental ethicist Dale Jamieson. Her second novel, Lions, was released by Grove Atlantic in 2016 and was a Finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award in Fiction.
She is a member of the Center for Fiction Writer's Council, Zen Peacemakers International, and is on the Board of Great Plains Zen Center.
She holds a BA in English Literature and Environmental Studies from Carleton College, an MFA from Arizona State University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Southern California.