Wisenberg is author of the nonfiction book, The Adventures of Cancer Bitch, as well as the essay collection Holocaust Girls: History, Memory & Other Obsessions and the short story collection, The Sweetheart Is In.
She has received a Pushcart Prize and awards and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and Fine Arts work Center in Provincetown. She was a feature writer at the Miami Herald and her work has appeared in dozens of anthologies as well as magazines such as the New Yorker, Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Creative Nonfiction. She is literary editor of TriQuarterly.com, the literary magazine produced by Northwestern University’s MA/MFA in Creative Writing Program, and also directs the program.
Wisenberg holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a BSJ from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. She has completed a novel and is working on a nonfiction book about the American South.