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Debbie Clarke Moderow ’77

Debbie Clarke Moderow is the author of “Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail.” The memoir recounts her experience running Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and explores her deepening and inextricable bond with her team of Alaskan huskies.

Published in hardcover by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in February 2016, and in softcover by Red Hen Press in June 2018, “Fast Into the Night” was awarded the 2016 National Outdoor Book Award in Outdoor Literature and the 2017 WILLA Award in Creative Nonfiction.

Debbie graduated from Princeton with a B.A. in Art and Archaeology and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University in 2013. She and her husband Mark live in Anchorage and Denali Park Alaska, home to the Moderow family’s Salty Dog Kennel. Debbie’s current writing explores her ongoing relationship to other species and wild places, in the context of change.


Alumnae Author Book Fair

Saturday, October 6

Please join us for the Alumnae Author Book Fair to hear from a select group of authors who will share their stories and discuss their work with other alumni. The Fair will be held Saturday, October 6 from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in Chancellor Green.

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