Western Lands & Peoples: Perspectives on the American West Lecture Series, David Gessner
- Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies - view map
David Gessner, award-winning author and a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will present "Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the Future of the American West" as part of the College of Letters and Science's Western Lands & Peoples: Perspectives on the American West Lecture Series.
About the speaker: David Gessner is an award-winning author of several books, including Return 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.
Gessner’s talk will be preceded by a reception at 5:15 p.m. in the museum lobby where a selection of Gessner’s books will be available for purchase. Gessner will be available to sign books before and after the lecture.
Free and open to the public.
- Jody Sanford