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Leslie Carol Roberts

Leslie Carol Roberts is a writer and journalist whose work draws on a wide range of influences: Antarctic narrative traditions, film, nature writing of the 19th and 20th centuries, baseball, crimes of the century, George Orwell, Ragnar Kjartansson, and photography. Born into a creative family of cabinet makers, writers, and painters, her work explores the boundaries between expectations and experience, pondering human relational identity to place. In her Book Here Is Where I Walk; Episodes from a Life in the Forest  (Nevada, April 2019), Leslie explores the habitats and humans of the Presidio National Park as well as Tasmania, the Indiana National Dunes, the Maryland woods. Roberts is professor and chair of the MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts.