Zoe FitzGerald Carter

Zoe FitzGerald Carter is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and the author of “Imperfect Endings,” a memoir about her mother’s decision to end her life after living with Parkinson’s for many years. “Imperfect Endings” won first place in the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association’s literary contest and was a finalist at The San Francisco Writer’s Conference. It was excerpted in O: The Oprah Magazine, was chosen as a finalist for the National MS Society’s Books for a Better Life Awards in the “Inspirational Memoir” category, and is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Carter has written for the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, and Salon. She also sings and plays with The Deadliners, a band of writers who will be performing Saturday evening at the Bay Area Book Festival. Carter lives in Northern California and is currently at work on a novel.