Patricia Raybon

Patricia Raybon is the author of four books, including the memoirs I Told the Mountain to Move, a 2006 Book of the Year Finalist in Christianity Today, and My First White Friend, which won the Christopher Award. Her personal essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, her.meneutics, and elsewhere. She earned a BA in journalism from Ohio State University and an MA in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and worked for a dozen years at The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. Raybon is a professor emerita at University of Colorado at Boulder, where she taught journalism. She lives in Colorado.


Visit Patricia Raybon's website.

Read Raybon's essay "Why I, a Christian Mother of a Muslim Daughter, Fear Our Nation's Islamophobia" in the Washington Post.

Watch Alana and Patricia Raybon discuss faith and their relationship on Today.

Watch an interview with the Raybons on Tavis Smiley.



Memoir, Spirituality/Religion