Ana Maria Spagna

PO Box 35
Stehekin, WA 98852

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: 
Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw
(Oregon State University Press, 2004)
, 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)
Anthologies: 
A Mile in Her Boots: Women Who Work in the Wild
(Travelers' Tales, 2006)
, Best Essays NW
(University of Oregon, 2003)
, City Limits: Walking Portland's Boundary
(Oregon State University Press, 2007)
, Telling It Real: The Best of Pilgrimage Magazine
(Pilgrimage Press, 2010)
, The Face of the Earth
(University of California Press, 2011)
, Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals of the North
(University of Alaska Press, 2009)
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 Won: 
2009 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize Shortlisted for 2011 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards

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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Last updated: Jan 21, 2011