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Alexandra Fuller

  • Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. She moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with her family when she was two. After that country’s war of independence (1980), her family moved first to Malawi and then Zambia. She now lives in Wyoming with her husband, two daughters and a son. She has written two memoirs about her experiences in southern and south-central Africa: “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood” (Random House, 2001); “Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier”(The Penguin Press, 2004) and one non-fiction narrative set in Wyoming: “The Legend of Colton H. Bryant” (The Penguin Press, 2008). Her articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications including National Geographic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Vogue and Granta. She is the recipient of the Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage (2005) and the Booksense Non-Fiction Book of the Year (2001).

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  • Conversations with America: Alexandra Fuller

    Alexandra Fuller in Wyoming

    Elections are bearing down on us. Sometimes we can get a sort of mental whiplash from all the back-and-forthing during the week. The weekend, if you're lucky, is a time when you can stand back from some of that and reflect on what's really important. Between now and election time, we're asking some folks to bring us their personal takes on what's important in this election. Our first essay comes from Alexandra Fuller. She's a writer in Jackson, Wyoming. But she grew up in a very different place. Sort of.

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