Embracing the Art of ELA
Featuring Maine Author Annie Murphy Avilés
Annie Murphy Avilés is a writer and journalist whose work is regularly published by Harper's Magazine, National Public Radio, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She spent the first seven years of her career as a foreign correspondent in South America, covering the rescue of thirty-three miners trapped underground in the Atacama Desert, controversy over coca farming in Bolivia, the use of Amazonian hallucinogens to treat depression, and many other stories. She's worked as contributing editor at the podcast Radio Ambulante and managing editor at Life of the Law, and also teaches journalism and writing at Boston University and the University of Southern Maine. Her storytelling has earned awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the Fulbright Program, and others. Annie is a native of rural Maine and graduated from Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham.