Gretel Ehrlich

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Birthday
21, 1946
Birthplace
Santa Barbara, CA
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Santa Barbara, CA

About

An American travel writer, poet, and essayist, she is best known for Islands, The Universe, Home (essays), Heart Mountain (novel) and This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland (essays). Her 1994 memoir, A Match to the Heart, describes her experience of being struck by lightning.

Before Fame

She studied at Bennington College and the University of California-Los Angeles and began a full-time career as a writer in 1978.

Trivia

Her literary works are notable for their personal presentation of facts about the physical world.

Family Life

She grew up in Santa Barbara, California. She later married Thomas Kearns.

Associated With

She and Joseph Hilbe both studied at the University of California-Los Angeles.