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Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams is the author of "Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place," "An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field," "Desert Quartet," "Leap," "Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert," "The Open Space of Democracy," and "Finding Beauty in a Broken World." She is a columnist for the magazine The Progressive. Her new book is "The Story of My Heart by Richard Jeffries, as rediscovered by Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams," in which she and Brooke Williams expand upon the 1883 book by Richard Jeffries. Her most recent book is "The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks." In 2006, Williams received the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, their highest honor given to an American citizen. She also received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western American Literature Association and the Wallace Stegner Award given by The Center for the American West. She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction.