Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams is the author of numerous books, including Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy, Finding Beauty in a Broken World, and, most recently, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks. Williams is recipient of the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, their highest honor given to an American citizen; 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; a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; The Community of Christ International Peace Award; and the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award.


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Storyteller: An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams


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