Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

writer, editor, teacher

“There’s nothing more unnerving or empowering as the making of connections.”
- Adrienne Rich


Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of two memoirs, Descanso For My Father: Fragments Of A Life, winner of the Colorado Book Award and International Book Award for Best New Nonfiction, and the forthcoming, Presentimiento: A Life In Dreams, which was selected by Dinty W. Moore from more than 200 entries as winner of the 2015 Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize.

His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including New Letters, Fourth Genre, and The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, which selected his essay, "Beautiful City of Tirzah," as among fifty outstanding works since 1970. His honors include the New Letters Literary Award, High Desert Journal Obsidian Prize, Sonora Review Essay Award and Pushcart Prize Special Mention.

A former columnist and journalist at newspapers throughout the West, he teaches creative nonfiction in the Virginia Commonwealth University MFA In Writing Program.

He is a native New Mexican and lives in Richmond with his wife and two children.


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