About Meredith W. Cornett

Meredith W. Cornett

I am a conservation biologist by day, writer by night, based in Duluth, Minnesota. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, but fell in love with the woods and waters of northern Minnesota while doing field research in the state parks along Lake Superior’s scenic shoreline.

My new memoir, Heart of Palms, chronicles two years spent in Tranquilla, a remote Panamanian village. Based on my experience working as a community forester from 1991-1993, the book explores the complex relationships between people and nature, a tension zone posing both problems and solutions for conservation. The book will be published by the University of Alabama Press and available in spring, 2014.

Recent Work

The Life and Death of Señor Armando (Lost Magazine, April 2009 – No. 32)

Siege (Left Hand Waving, August 2010)

La Operación  (Women’s Studies Quarterly, Feminist Press, Spring/Summer 2010)