Kendra Atleework


Kendra Atleework is the author of the award-winning Miracle Country: A Memoir of a Family and a Landscape, winner of the Ellen Meloy Desert Writer Award, the Sigurd F. Olsen Nature Writing Award, and the Women Writing the West WILLA Literary Award. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed Miracle Country as “Powerful… reminds us to hold our loved ones close [and] treat the land as sacred.” In the Los Angeles Times: “A vivid picture of a place, and a family… sure to make readers fall in love with Miracle Country.” From bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea, Miracle Country is “radiant with light and shadowy as midnight… [Atleework] flies with burning wings.”Kendra Atleework received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota and now lives in her hometown of Bishop, California.

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