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 newest collection, tentatively titled, Coyote: Portaits of a Half-Life, is forthcoming from the Machete series edited by Joy Castro at Ohio State University's Mad Creek Books.
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. His honors include the New Letters Literary Award, the High Desert Journal Obsidian Prize, the Sonora Review Essay Award, the Juxtaprose Nonfiction Award, a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and a Best American Essays Notable selection.
A former columnist and feature writer, he teaches in the MFA Programs at Vermont College of Fine Arts and Colorado State University. He is a native New Mexican and lives in Fort Collins with his wife and children.