Katherine Standefer, Ashland MFA CNF Faculty
Katherine Standefer

Katherine Standefer


Katherine E. Standefer’s debut book Lightning Flowers (Little, Brown & Company) was shortlisted for the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Works-in-Progress Prize from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. Her work won the 2015 Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction and appears in The Best American Essays 2016, as well as the anthologies Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays and How We Speak to One Another: An Essay Daily Reader. She was a Fall 2017 Marion Weber Healing Arts Fellow at The Mesa Refuge, which supports writers working at the intersections of nature, human economy, and equity. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona's Creative Nonfiction MFA program, and lives in Tucson. 


MFA Creative Nonfiction, University of Arizona