Chellis Glendinning was born just after World War II and came of age during the decolonization, liberation, and feminist movements. The theme of her writings is the weaving of the personal with the political, and she has written seven books. Glendinning has also published in various journals, magazines, and newspapers. In the northern hemisphere these include Guernica, Orion, CounterPunch, Santa Fe New Mexican, ColdType, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Rag Blog, and Race, Poverty and the Environment. In Bolivia she has written for Los Tiempos, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Nueva Crónica. She received the New Mexico Humanities Council First Times Award for Short Story Writing in 1989, and both Off the Map and Chiva won the National Federation of Press Women Book Award, in 2000 and 2006. She lives in Chuquisaca, Bolivia.