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Nancy Lord

Where: Homer
Genre(s): Fiction, literary nonfiction, journalism, essays
Job(s): Writer & writing teacher

Email: nlord (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska:
My fishcamp on Cook Inlet, St. Matthew Island in Bering Sea, Gustavus, home in Homer

Nancy, Alaska's Writer Laureate 2008-10, is the author of three short fiction collections and five books of literary nonfiction (most recently Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North). She teaches part-time for the Kachemak Branch of the University of Alaska Anchorage and in the low-residency UAA MFA program.


  • Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North (literary nonfiction), Counterpoint Press, 2011
  • Rock, Water, Wild: An Alaskan Life (literary nonfiction), University of Nebraska Press, 2009
  • Beluga Days: Tracking the White Whale's Truths (literary nonfiction), Counterpoint Press, 2004 (and softcover from Mountaineers Books, 2007)
  • The Man Who Swam with Beavers (short stories), Coffee House Press, 2001
  • Green Alaska: Dreams from the Far Coast (literary nonfiction), Counterpoint Press, 1999
  • Fishcamp: Life on an Alaskan Shore (literary nonfiction), Island Press, 1997
  • Survival (short stories), Coffee House Press, 1991
  • The Compass Inside Ourselves (short stories), Fireweed Press, 1984

Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures, manuscript consultation, book reviews.
I work with university and community writers.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in environmental writing/topics.

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Listing last updated: May, 2011

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