Barry Lopez


Barry Lopez is the author of sixteen works of fiction and nonfiction, including Arctic Dreams, recipient of the National Book Award, and Of Wolves and Men, a finalist for the National Book Award. His essays are collected in Crossing Open Ground and About This Life. His most recent books are the collections of short stories Resistance and Outside. Lopez’s shorter work appears regularly in a wide range of journals, including Harper’s, Granta, Freeman’s, Orion, and the Georgia Review. The recipient of numerous cultural and literary awards, he has received Guggenheim and Lannan fellowships, and awards from the American Association of Geographers, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the New York Public Library. Since 2000, he has served as a Visiting Scholar at Texas Tech University, where his papers are archived in the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World. In 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Explorers Club in recognition of his international fieldwork and travel to Antarctica and more than ninety countries. He lives with his wife in the Cascade Mountains of western Oregon, his home since 1970. Knopf will publish Horizon, his most recent book, in March 2019. 

We can lose the communal fire and survive, but survival without the values of the hearth - a complex of associations cited throughout these pages-- seems a brutish prospect, a retreat into intolerance.


Some of my favorite people on earth are in this book,
Dear writers and grand spirits.

Annie Dillard