Stephanie Elizondo Griest is a globe-trotting author and activist from South Texas. Her books include the memoirs Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana (Random House, 2004) and Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines (Simon & Schuster, 2008) as well as the best-selling guidebook 100 Places Every Woman Should Go (Travelers’ Tales, 2007).
She has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Believer, The Oxford American, Earth Island Journal, and Texas Monthly, and she edited Best Women’s Travel Writing (Travelers’ Tales, 2010).
As a national correspondent for The Odyssey, Griest once drove 45,000 miles across the United States documenting its socio-political history for a website for K-12 students. She co-founded the Youth Free Expression Network of the National Coalition Against Censorship and has been a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute since 2006.
Griest’s many awards include a Henry Luce Scholarship to China, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton, the Margolis Award for Social Justice Reporting, an International Latino Book Award, and a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Prize. She earned her MFA from the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and was the 2012-2013 Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at St. Lawrence University. She is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Visit her website at StephanieElizondoGriest.com.
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