Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Presentimiento: A Life In Dreams, selected by Kirkus Reviews as among the Best Indie Memoirs of 2017 and the winner of the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize. His first book, Descanso For My Father: Fragments Of A Life, won the Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and the 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: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction 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, 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. He is a native New Mexican and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife and two children.