Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the Future of the American West
Professor of Creative Writing
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Time and Location
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 6 PM
Place: Hager Auditorium, Museum of the Rockies
About the speaker
David Gessner is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and an award-winning author of several books, includingReturn of the Osprey, which was chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year and the Book-of-the-Month club as one of its top books of the year.
His other books include:
- All the Wild That Remains (2015)
- The Tarball Chronicles (2012)
- My Green Manifesto (2011)
- Soaring with Fidel (2007)
- The Prophet of Dry Hill (2005)
- Sick of Nature (2004)
- Under the Devil's Thumb (1999)
- A Wild, Rank Place (1997)
His awards include:
- Reed Environmental Writing Award. The Tarball Chronicles was chosen as best book on the Southern environment 2012. Presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.
- University of North Carolina Wilmington CAS Faculty Research Award in 2012. Award for outstanding contributions in research over the previous eighteen months.
- The Association of Literature and the Environment's Award for the Best Book of Creative Writing on the Environment for the years 2011-2012
- John Burroughs Award for Best Nature Essay in 2007.
- Pushcart Prize in 2006.