|Born||June 21, 1946|
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Died||November 4, 2004 (aged 58)|
Bluff, Utah, U.S.
|Alma mater||Goucher College (BFA)|
University of Montana M.A.)
|Relatives||Colin Meloy (nephew) |
Maile Meloy (niece)
She was born Ellen Louise Ditzler in Pasadena, California. She graduated from Goucher College with a degree in art, and from the University of Montana with a master's degree in environmental studies. She married her husband Mark Meloy, a river ranger, in 1985. Her nephew is the musician and writer Colin Meloy and her niece is the writer Maile Meloy.
Meloy is the namesake of an award, given yearly by The Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers.
- 1997 Whiting Award
- 2003 Pulitzer Prize nomination for The Anthropology of Turquoise Meditations on Landscape, Art & Spirit (2003)
- 2007 John Burroughs Medal Award 
- "GROUND ZERO", Salon, February, 24, 1999
- Meloy, Ellen (1994). Raven's Exile: A Season on the Green River. H. Holt. ISBN 978-0-8050-2497-5.
- —— (2001). The Last Cheater's Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-2153-1.
- —— (2002). The anthropology of turquoise: meditations on landscape, art, and spirit. Pantheon Books. ISBN 978-0-375-40885-4.
- —— (2005). Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild. Pantheon Books. ISBN 978-0-375-42216-4.
- Hunter, Christopher J. (1991). Tom Palmer (ed.). Better trout habitat: a guide to stream restoration and management. Illustrated by ––. Island Press. ISBN 978-0-933280-77-9.
- —— (2004). Foreword. Sandstone seduction: rivers and lovers, canyons and friends. By Lee, Katie. Big Earth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-55566-338-4.
- Bill McKibben, ed. (2008). American Earth: environmental writing since Thoreau. Literary Classics of the United States. ISBN 978-1-59853-020-9.
- —— (2007). "Think not of a Tectonic Plate but of a Sumptuous Feast". In Susan Wittig Albert; Susan Hanson (eds.). What wildness is this: women write about the Southwest. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71630-8.
- William Kittredge; John Smart, eds. (1988). Montana spaces: essays and photographs in celebration of Montana. Photography by John Smart. Nick Lyons Books. ISBN 978-1-55821-000-4.
- American Nature Writing: 2000, the volume was devoted to emerging women writers and was edited by John A. Murray, published by Oregon State University Press: Corvallis.
- "Of Note: Ellen Meloy Author". The Washington Post. November 13, 2004. p. B06.
- "Remembering Ellen Meloy", High Desert Journal, April 2005, Elizabeth Grossman Archived 2009-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
- "Desert Writers Award". Poets & Writers. 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
- "Newsletter" (PDF). research.amnh.org.
- Ellen Meloy Official website
- Profile at The Whiting Foundation
- VERLYN KLINKENBORG (November 11, 2004). "APPRECIATIONS: Ellen Meloy". The New York Times.
- "Ellen Meloy's Deep Nomadology", rhizomes.13 Dianne Chisholm, fall 2006
- "The Art of Ecological Thinking: Literary Ecology", "ISLE 18.3" Dianne Chisholm, fall 2011
- Chisholm, Dianne. “Biophilia, Creative Involution, and the Ecological Future of Queer Desire.” In Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, and Desire. Eds. Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson. Indiana University Press. 359–81.