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Ana Maria Spagna

Author's Bio

Ana Maria Spagna lives and writes in a remote community in the North Cascades accessible only by boat, foot, or float plane. She is the author of Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness, Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter’s Civil Rights Journey, winner of the 2009 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize and Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw, named a Seattle Times Best Book of 2004. A graduate of Northern Arizona University and Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, she’s currently on the permanent faculty for the Whidbey Writers Workshop low-residency MFA program and is associate editor for River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness (Oregon State University Press, 2011), Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey (University of Nebraska Press, 2010), Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw (Oregon State University Press, 2004)
Anthologies:
The Face of the Earth (University of California Press, 2011), Telling It Real: The Best of Pilgrimage Magazine (Pilgrimage Press, 2010), Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals of the North (University of Alaska Press, 2009), City Limits: Walking Portland's Boundary (Oregon State University Press, 2007), A Mile in Her Boots: Women Who Work in the Wild (Travelers' Tales, 2006), Best Essays NW (University of Oregon, 2003)
Journals:
High Country News, Matter, Mountain Gazette, North American Review, Orion, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, The Rambler, Under the Sun, Weber Studies
Prizes:
2009 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize Shortlisted for 2011 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards

Ana Maria Spagna Resume

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Listing last updated: January 21, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Bogota
Raised in:
Riverside, CA

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