2014 Siskiyou Prize Winner

Mary Heather Noble

Mary Heather Noble is an environmental scientist and writer whose work is inspired by environmental health issues, the natural world, family, and place. Her essays have been honored with first prize in Creative Nonfiction’s The Human Face of Sustainability Contest, and second prize in the 2012 Literal Latté Essay Awards. Her writing has also appeared or is forthcoming in About Place Journal, Fourth Genre, High Desert Journal, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Minerva Rising, Pithead Chapel, and Utne Reader. She is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program with the University of Southern Maine and also holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in environmental science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.