Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams is known for her passionate voice regarding the wildlands of the American West and issues of social justice ranging from nuclear testing to women’s health. She is a strong advocate for free speech and has been included in the artist Robert Shetterly’s book of portraits, Americans Who Tell the Truth. Her books include Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field, Leap, Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, and most recently The Open Space of Democracy. Williams is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonﬁction. In 2005, she received the Wallace Stegner Award from the Center of the American West.