A globetrotting author and educator.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest is a globetrotting author from South Texas. Her six books include Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana; Mexican Enough; All the Agents and Saints; and the forthcoming Art Above Everything. As a correspondent for The Odyssey, she once drove 45,000 miles across the United States, documenting its history. She has won a Henry Luce Scholarship to China, a Hodder Fellowship to Princeton, a Margolis Award for Social Justice Reporting, and a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Prize. Currently Professor of Creative Nonfiction at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, she has performed on five continents in capacities ranging from a Moth storyteller to a featured author of the U.S. State Department and International Writing Program.
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Recent Blog Posts

  • Loteria Literaria

    Dearest friends. Next month, I turn the big 5-0. To mark this milestone, I wish to fulfill a lifelong dream of...
  • Summer Workshop: Writing The Body

    Join me this summer for a weeklong Creative Nonfiction workshop called WRITING THE BODY, in which we will narrate...
  • The Would-Have-Been

    In our pre-Covid world, I would be in South Korea right now. Although I blotted my calendar’s contents with white-out...