The recipient of the Banff Mountain Book Competition Best Mountain Essay award, a Banff Centre fellowship, and an American Alpine Club Research award, Astra Lincoln’s work has appeared in publications including LA Times, Pleiades Magazine, High Country News, Salon, Undark, Outside, and many others. Her essays have been official nominees for the Best American Essays and Best American Science Writing anthologies, and have appeared on several Best of the Year lists. Her investigative work has been cited by NPR and the New York Times. She has contributed chapters to the Fire Season anthologies, a book series about personal reckonings with intensifying weather. Her first book, LIVE THROUGH THIS, is forthcoming.
She is a teaching faculty member of the Juneau Icefield Research Program. During 140 km-long traverses of the icefield, she teaches creative writing workshops. In the past, she has joined numerous other arctic and alpine expeditions as a writer-in-residence of sorts. Her work was the source material for a 2022 bad water gallery showing, Coming Home to the Ice Age.
Astra is the recipient of an MSc from University of Victoria, She provides editorial and research services to over a dozen First Nations, Alaska Natives, and tribes that are reclaiming sovereignty over their lands and waters and has served as a contributing editor for the American Civil Liberties Union and the peer-reviewed Arrow Journal.
She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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