Nancy Lord

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Nancy Lord, Alaska's Writer Laureate for 2008-10, holds a liberal arts degree from Hampshire College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Vermont College. In addition to being an independent writer based in Homer, she fished commercially for many years and has, more recently, worked as a naturalist and historian on adventure cruise ships. She is the author of three short fiction collections (most recently The Man Who Swam with Beavers, Coffee House Press, 2001) and five books of literary nonfiction (most recently Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North, Counterpoint Press, 2011.) She teaches creative writing part-time at the Kachemak Bay Branch of Kenai Peninsula College and in the low-residency graduate writing program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her awards include fellowships from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Rasmuson Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and residencies at a number of artist communities.

See www.nancylord.alaskawriters.com

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