Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of Descanso for My Father, winner of a Colorado Book Award and International Book Award for Best New Nonfiction, and Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams, winner of the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize and selected by Kirkus Reviews as among the Best Indie Books of 2017. His personal essays, lyric essays, and prose poems have been widely published in such venues as New Letters, Fourth GenreBrevity, and TriQuarterly, and have been anthologized in The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative NonfictionBrief EncountersBest of Brevity, and Advanced Creative Nonfiction by Bloomsbury.

Before receiving his MFA in Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, he was an award-winning columnist, feature writer, and beat reporter at newspapers throughout the West. He teaches in the MFA program at Colorado State University and serves as a contributing editor of Speculative Nonfiction and co-nonfiction editor at Colorado Review. A native New Mexican, he lives in Fort Collins, CO, with his wife and two children.


MFA - Writing | Vermont College of Fine Arts
BA - Journalism/Political Science | University of New Mexico

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