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Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is an American nonfiction writer. His is the author of the essay collection, ''Descanso For My Father: Fragments of a Life'', winner of an Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze Medal and a Colorado Book Award for creative nonfiction. His second book, ''Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams'', [ won the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize], was an International Latino Book Award Autobiography finalist selection, and received a [ Kirkus Reviews “Best Indie Books of 2017]” citation.

Fletcher's personal essays, lyric essays and prose poems have been published in such venues as New Letters, TriQuarterly, Fourth Genre and Puerto del Sol. His essay “Beautiful City of Tirzah,” has been anthologized in The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction and received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention. Other essays have been anthologized in Brief Encounters from W.W. Norton, Advanced Creative Nonfiction by Bloomsbury Publishing, Best of Brevity, Best of Newfound: An Inquiry of Place, Best of Pilgrimage Magazine and Manifest West.

He has received numerous honors for his work including the New Letters Literary Award, High Desert Journal Obsidian Prize, JuxtaProse Nonfiction Prize and Sonora Review Essay Prize. He also has received fellowships from the University of Arizona Poetry Center, the Vermont Studio Center, PlatteForum and Art 342. He is [ co-nonfiction editor at Colorado Review], [ contributing editor of Speculative Nonfiction], and founding editor of the late Shadowbox magazine.

Before receiving his MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts he was an award-winning columnist, feature writer and beat reporter at newspapers throughout the West. From 2012-2016, he was an assistant professor in the MFA Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently an [ associate professor at Colorado State University] and core faculty member at [ Vermont College of Fine Arts]. A native New Mexican, he lives with his wife and two children in Fort Collins. Provided by Wikipedia