Laura Pritchett

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Teacher/Presenter bio for Laura Pritchett:

Laura Pritchett is an American author whose work is rooted in the natural world. She began her writing journey with the short story collection Hell’s Bottom, Colorado, which won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. This was followed by the novels Sky Bridge, Stars Go Blue, and Red Lightning, which garnered numerous literary awards, including the High Plains Book Award and the WILLA. Her newest novel, The Blue Hour, is shortly forthcoming.

She also has two nonfiction books: Great Colorado Bear Stories and Making Friends with Death, Kind Of, set to be released in September 2017 by Viva Editions.

She’s also editor of three anthologies: Pulse of the River, Home Land, and Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, O Magazine, Salon, High Country News, The Sun, Orion, Pinch, High Desert Journal, The Normal School, Writers on the Range, OnEarth, Brain, Teen, and many others. She has been recognized by several organizations for environmental stewardship. She holds a PhD from Purdue University and teaches around the country. When not writing or teaching, she can generally be found outside in Colorado’s mountains.

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