Rick Bass (2014)

Join author Rick Bass as he speaks at Brooks Memorial Library as part of the 2014 Brattleboro Literary Festival.

Rick Bass is the author of 16 works of non-fiction, 4 novels, including his latest All of the Land to Hold Us, 5 collections of short stories, and 4 novellas. His fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lyndhurst Foundation, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. He has had numerous stories anthologized in Best American Short Stories: The Year’s Best. The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons At Home in Montana, has been excerpted in O, The Oprah Magazine.

His nonfiction has been anthologized in Best American Spiritual Writing, Best Spiritual Writing, and Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Science Writing. Various of his books have been named New York Times as well as Los Angeles Times Notable Books of the Year, and a New York Times Best Book of the Year. A collection of short fiction, The Hermit’s Story, was named a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and another collection, The Lives of Rocks, was a finalist for the prestigious Story Prize, as well as a Best Book of the Year by the Rocky Mountain News. His most recent nonfiction book, Why I Came West, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

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