Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of 15 books, among them, The Solace of Open Spaces, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters award; A Match to the Heart, New York Times bestseller; This Cold Heaven, Seven Seasons in Greenland, winner of the New England PEN Henry David Thoreau Award for Nature Writing; Facing The Wave, In the Wake of the Tsunami, nominated for the National Book Award, winner of the PEN USA Award for Nonfiction. She appeared on the PBS NEWS HOUR reading her poems from Facing The Wave. She is the recipient of many awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award,two National Geographic Expedition Grants for travel in the Arctic, two awards from PEN, an NEA and an NEH. Her work has been widely anthologized in Best American Essays of the Century, Best American Essays, Best American Travel Essays, Best American Spiritual Writing, and many more. Ehrlich has traveled since 1993 by dogsled with Inuit subsistence hunters in NW Greenland. She has been a rancher and has practiced regenerative agriculture since the 1980’s. She lives with her companion, Neal Conan, dividing her time between Wyoming and a farm in the mountains of Hawai’i.

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