Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of over 15 books of narrative essays, poetry, fiction and memoir. Born on a horse ranch near Santa Barbara, she has spent much of her life on ranches and traveling the world, studying disappearing cultures and examining humans’ relationship to landscapes. Ehrlich is the recipient of many awards including a Guggenheim, a Whiting Award, two awards from PEN, and one from the American Academy of Arts and Lectures. She received four Expedition Grants from National Geographic. Her book Facing the Wave was longlisted for a National Book Award. For two decades, Erlich traveled by dogsled with an extended family of Inuit subsistence hunters in Greenland. She lived on the Grindstone Ranch in Daniel, Wyoming, adhering to regenerative practices since 1985 and has traveled to Zimbabwe with the restoration ecologist, Allan Savory. Ehrlich’s books include A Match to the Heart, The Solace of Open Spaces and This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland.

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