Gretel Ehrlich

Longlist, 2013 National Book Awards

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of 15 books, including The Solace of Open Spaces, Islands, The Universe, Home, A Match to the Heart, A Blizzard Year, and The Future of Ice. Her most recent book is Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami, which was Longlisted for the National Book Award in 2013. She has won many awards, including the 2010 PEN Henry David Thoreau Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and the Harold B. Vurcell Award for distinguished prose from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami

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ISBN 9780307907318 Pantheon Book/Random House

A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast to bear witness, listen to survivors, and experience their terror and exhilaration in villages and towns where all shelter and hope seemed lost. More about this book >

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Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of 15 books, including The Solace of Open SpacesIslands, The Universe, HomeA Match to the HeartA Blizzard Year, and The Future of Ice. Her most recent book is Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami, which was Longlisted for the National Book Award in 2013. She has won many awards, including the 2010 PEN Henry David Thoreau Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and the Harold B. Vurcell Award for distinguished prose from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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