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Heather Quinn is a nonfiction writer, editor, and photographer living in Minneapolis with their husband and two young daughters. They write personal and lyric essays primarily but come at nonfiction from a journalistic background, from which they gained a deep appreciation of truthtelling as a creative act in and of itself.
Heather is a 2021 McKnight Artist Fellow and a 2022 Tin House Winter Workshop Scholar. A Minnesota native, they spent most of their childhood and early adulthood in Southern California, and their work frequently features the desert landscape around the Salton Sea in the southeastern corner of the state. They are working on a memoir, This is How You Disappear, about the California desert and their father’s suicide.


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