William Kittredge is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including the memoir Hole in the Sky; three collections of essays, Owning It All, Who Owns the West, and Balancing Water; as well as the novel The Willow Field. With Annick Smith, Kittredge coedited The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology and coproduced the Academy Award-winning film A River Runs Through It. For his work Kittredge has received the Montana Governor’s Award for the Arts, the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Times, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association, and was cowinner of both the Montana Governor’s Award for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Charles Frankel Award, awarded by President Clinton. He lives in Montana.
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