Tessa Fontaine

Instructor & Writer
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Tessa Fontaine is the author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, a New York Times Editors' Choice, finalist for the Utah Book Award, and best book of 2018 from Southern Living, Amazon Editors', Refinery29, PopMatters, and the New York Post. Other writing can be found in Outside, The New York Times Book Review, Glamour, The Believer, and Creative Nonfiction. Tessa won the 2016 AWP Intro Award in Nonfiction, founded Salt Lake City's Writers in the Schools program, has taught in prisons and jails around the country and was a professor of creative writing at Warren Wilson College. She currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Her debut novel is forthcoming from FSG. Author photo credit: Max Cooper


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