Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author the essay collection, Descanso for My Father, the memoir, Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams, and a lyric essay collection, Finding Querencia: Essays from in Between.His work has appeared widely in such venues as New Letters, TriQuarterly, Puerto del Sol, Best of Brevity,  and The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, Colorado Book Award, New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Memoir pick, Best American EssaysNotable selection, and Pushcart Prize Special Mention. He also has been a finalist for the International Latino Book Award, National Magazine Award and Bakeless Literary Prize.A native New Mexican, he is a former columnist, feature writer and beat reporter throughout the West. He teaches in the MFA Programs at Colorado State University and Vermont College of Fine Arts.