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Gretel Ehrlich    

Writer & Naturalist

Gretel Ehrlich was born on a horse ranch in California and was educated at Bennington College and UCLA film school. She is the author of 13 books including three books of narrative essays, a novel, a memoir, three books of poetry, a biography, a book of ethnology/travel, and a children’s book, among others. They are: THE SOLACE OF OPEN SPACES; DRINKING DRY CLOUDS; HEART MOUNTAIN; ISLANDS, THE UNIVERSE, HOME; A MATCH TO THE HEART; QUESTIONS OF HEAVEN; A BLIZZARD YEAR; JOHN MUIR, a biography; THIS COLD HEAVEN; THE FUTURE OF ICE, and IN THE EMPIRE OF ICE.

She has published in Harper’s, the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Time, Life, National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Aperture, National Geographic Traveler, Architectural Digest, Orion, Shambhala Sun, Tricycle, Antaeus, and Outside, among many others.

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