Leslie Leyland Fields

Leslie Leyland Fields is an American author and editor from Kodiak Island, Alaska.[1][2]

Her books have been translated into Chinese, French, Polish, Korean and German and reviewed in the (London) Times Literary Supplement, The Chicago Tribune, the Utne Reader, Sports Illustrated for Women, The Portland Oregonian, The Seattle Times, Women and Health, Oregon Review, and many others.

Her essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, Orion, Image: Art, Faith, Mystery, Books and Culture, Best Essays Northwest, Christianity Today, It’s a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters, On Nature: Great Writers on the Great Outdoors, A Mile in Her Boots: Women Who Work in the Wild, America and the Sea: A Maritime History, and many others earning her Pushcart nominations, the Virginia Faulkner Award, and a Genesis Award. She was a founding faculty member of Seattle Pacific University’s MFA program where she taught creative nonfiction for six years. Previously she taught Literature and creative writing at the University of Alaska. She is on the Editorial Board of Christianity Today; a national speaker addressing topics of faith and culture at conferences, retreats, and churches; and a popular radio guest with more than 200 interviews on stations around the country.

Her poetry has appeared in The Seattle Review, the Bellingham Review, the Northern Review, Patches of Godlight: Father Tim’s Favorite Quotes, and many more.




  1. Leyland Fields, Leslie. "Biography".
  2. "My Top 5 Books for Reading in the Wilderness". ChristianityToday.com. Retrieved 2016-02-13.
  3. Leyland Fields, Leslie. The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God. Waterbrook.
  4. Leyland Fields, Leslie. Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers: Finding Freedom From Hurt and Hate. Thomas Nelson.
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