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Cathleen Miller is a Bestselling American Author, Journalist, Editor, and Public Speaker.
She has traveled around the globe to write her books telling the stories of people and places. She’s interviewed diplomats and heads of state on five continents, patients in an Addis Ababa hospital, rape camp survivors in Kosovo, and midwives in the mountains of East Timor. Her biography of United Nations leader, Nafis Sadik, Champion of Choice, was named one of the American Library Association's Top 10 Biographies. She is also the author of the international bestseller Desert Flower, which was made into a feature film in 2009 and released in 34 countries. The print version sold over 11 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 55 languages.
Cathleen Miller was born in the United States but has traveled widely in pursuit of research, adventure, and experience. Her work sometimes places her in strange circumstances, for example cruising St. Petersburg in a Winnebago to interview prostitutes, and running down a Brazilian mountain at midnight fleeing bandits. At San Jose State University, she taught courses in creative nonfiction writing and literature, and served as editor-in-chief of Reed Magazine, California's oldest literary journal. In 2018, Cathleen received the honor of being appointed as the Distinguished Chair of the Humanities at the University of Manchester, serving as a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom, where she now lives.
An Amazing book by an amazing author! Nafis Sadik is my new hero. And Cathleen Miller is my writing hero! Parts of this book made me cry, it was that powerful, but it is a book that needs to be read!
- Champion of Choice -
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