Caroline Fraser is the editor of the Library of America edition of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little
House books and the author of three works of nonfiction—God’s Perfect Child: Living and
Dying in the Christian Science Church (Metropolitan, 1999), Rewilding the World: Dispatches
from the Conservation Revolution (Metropolitan, 2009), and Prairie Fires: The American
Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Metropolitan, 2017). One of the New York Times’ Ten Best
Books of the Year, Prairie Fires won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the National
Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. It was also the winner of BIO International’s 2018
Plutarch Award and the finalist for the Mark Lynton History Prize, given by the Columbia
Fraser has given talks on Wilder and other topics to groups large and small, at schools, public
libraries, conferences, and universities. Her writing has appeared in The New York Review of
Books, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and the London
Review of Books, among other publications. She holds a Ph.D. in English and American
literature from Harvard University and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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