Naturalist, free speech advocate, and award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams has published sixteen books in a range of genres including novels, memoirs, poetry and essay collections, and a book for children. Her 1991 memoir, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, is considered a classic of environmental literature. Williams received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western American Literature Association, the Wallace Stegner Award given by The Center for the American West, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction. She is currently the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion magazine, numerous anthologies worldwide, and The Progressive magazine for which she is a columnist. She divides her time between Wilson, Wyoming, and Castle Valley, Utah.
Co-presented by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies as part of The Jessica Catto Leadership Dialogues.
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