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Cinthia Ritchie

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Exhibitor 2019

About Cinthia Ritchie

Cinthia Ritchie is the award-winning author of "Dolls Behaving Badly" (Hachette Book Group) and "Malnourished: A Memoir of Sisterhood and Hunger" (Raised Voice Press). She's recipient of the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books prose award; the Woman's National Book Association Nonfiction Award; Brenda Ueland Prose Prize Winner; National PEN Women Creative Nonfiction Award; Sport Literate Essay Award plus fellowships at Hedgebrook and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She's a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a 2013 Best American Essays mention, with work included in New York Times Magazine, Evening Street Review, Water-Stone Review, Bosque Literary Journal, The Hunger Journal, Rattle, Into the Void, Chicago Tribune, Alaska Magazine,The Seattle Times and others. She divides her time between Anchorage, Alaska, and Tucson, Arizona.