Megan Harlan is the author of MOBILE HOME: A Memoir in Essays, winner of the 2019 AWP Award Series for Creative Nonfiction (University of Georgia Press, September 2020). Her essays on nomadism, place, and identity have been cited as distinguished in Best American Essays 2019 and 2018, awarded the Arts & Letters Prize for Creative Nonfiction, and published in AGNI, Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, and Cincinnati Review, among other magazines. Her poetry book, MAPMAKING (BkMk Press/New Letters), won the John Ciardi Prize and features work originally published in American Poetry Review, PBS Newshour, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. She holds a master's degree from New York University's Creative Writing Program and works as a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Awards and Recognition
- AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction (2019)
- Best American Essays 2019, Notable Essay
- Arts & Letters Prize for Creative Nonfiction (2018)
- Best American Essays 2018, Notable Essay
- Confrontation Poetry Prize (2014)
- John Ciardi Prize for Poetry (2009)