Reading and book signing with MSU Western Writer-in-Residence Rick Bass
- Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 6:00pm
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Please join us for a reading and book signing with award-winning author Rick Bass. The reading will be preceded by a reception at 6 PM in the lobby of the Museum of the Rockies. The reading will begin at 7 PM in the Museum's Hager Auditorium. The reading will be followed by a book signing hosted by the Country Bookshelf.
Bass, a native of Texas and a former petroleum geologist, is the author of four novels, five collections of short stories and 16 books of non-fiction. He is the winner of dozens of awards and prizes, including O. Henry Awards and Pushcart Prizes, and he has received Notable Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times and "The New York Times," as well as Best Book of the Year from "The New York Times." He has been published and anthologized in "Best American Short Stories," "Best American Science Writing," "The Paris Review," "The New Yorker" and "Atlantic Monthly," among many other publishing venues. "The New York Times" Book Review has called Bass “one of this country’s most intelligent and sensitive short story writers.” Author Carl Hiassen has said that, “Rick Bass is a national treasure.”
A Montanan since 1987, Bass spent many years in the Yaak Valley in the northwest corner of the state, not only writing books and stories but also working for the preservation of the valley’s roadless areas. His wide-ranging concern for wild places is reflected in much of his fiction and non-fiction work, including "Brown Dog of the Yaak: Essays on Art and Activism," "The Lost Grizzlies: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado," "Caribou Rising: Defending the Porcupine Herd, Gwich-in Culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge" and "Where the Sea Used to Be"—a novel emerging from his experiences as a petroleum geologist.
His latest collection of short stories, "For a Little While," was released in March and has been described as “glorious, extraordinary, heartbreaking and transcendent” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Free and open to the public