Kathleen Norris is an award-winning poet, writer, and author of The New York Times bestsellers The Cloister Walk, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, The Virgin of Bennington, and Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life, as well as seven books of poetry. Exploring the spiritual life, her work is at once intimate and historical, rich in poetry and meditations, brimming with exasperation and reverence, deeply grounded in both nature and spirit, sometimes funny and often provocative.
In her most read and loved book, Amazing Grace, she sheds light on the very difficult theological concepts such as grace, repentance, dogma and faith. Her intention is to tell stories about these religious concepts by grounding them in the world in which we live.
Widowed in 2003, Kathleen Norris resides in Hawaii. She travels to the mainland regularly to speak to students, medical professionals, social workers and chaplains at colleges and universities, as well as churches and teaching hospitals.