Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Presentimiento: A Life In Dreams, winner of the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize, autobiography finalist for the International Latino Book Awards, and selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Indie Memoirs of 2017. His first book, Descanso For My Father: Fragments Of A Life, won the Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and International Book Award for Best New Nonfiction.
His work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including New Letters, Fourth Genre, Puerto del Sol, Brief Encounters and The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, which selected his essay, "Beautiful City of Tirzah," as among 50 outstanding works since 1970. His honors include the New Letters Literary Award, High Desert Journal Obsidian Prize, Sonora Review Essay Award, Juxtaprose Nonfiction Award, Pushcart Prize Special Mention and fellowships from the Arizona Poetry Center and Vermont Studio Center.
A former columnist and feature writer, he teaches in the MFA in Writing Programs at Vermont College of Fine Arts and Colorado State University, where he directs the Creative Writing Reading Series. He is a native New Mexican and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife and two children.