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The Roadless Yaak: Reflections and Observations About One of Our Last Great Wilderness Areas
(August 2002)
The Hermit’s Story: Stories
(June 2002)
The Literary Art and Activism of Rick Bass
(October 2001)
Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had
(June 2001)
The New Wolves: The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest
(March 2001)
Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had
Large Print Edition
(March 2001)
Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had
(June 2000)
Brown Dog of the Yaak: Essays on Art and Activism
(August 1999)
Winter: Notes from Montana
(June 1999)
Where the Sea Used to Be
(May 1999)
The New Wolves
(October 1998)
Fiber
(October 1998)
Where the Sea Used to Be
(June 1998)
The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness
(September 1998)
The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness
(November 1997)
The Book of Yaak
(September 1997)
In the Loyal Mountains: Stories
(September 1997)
Winter: Notes from Montana
(September 1997)
The Lost Grizzlies: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado
(July 1997)
Wild to the Heart
(May 1997)
The Book of Yaak
(November 1996)
 

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Rick Bass

Dubbed “Nature Writer” by bookstores and critics, Rick Bass’s works are concerned with the nature of the human heart and the heart of nature. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 7, 1958. The son of a geologist, Bass took an early interest in the natural world. He earned a B.S. at Utah State University in 1979 and worked as a petroleum geologist for several years. Bass has lived around the South and Southwest, including stints in Mississippi from 1979 to 1987 as a petroleum geologist in charge of prospecting for new wells, an experience that formed the basis for his book Oil Notes (1989). He currently lives and works in the Yaak Valley in Montana.

Bass is part of a recent trend in regional writing: Southerners writing about the West. The stories in Bass’s first short story collection, The Watch, which won the 1988 PEN/Nelson Algren Award in 1988, are generally set in Texas. His other works, however, concern the West.

In an article in the Bloomsbury Review, John Murray wrote, “Bass is characteristically Southwestern in independence, his restlessness, his humor, his vitality, his sunny outlook, his distrust of unchallenged authority, and his disclaim for affectation and pretense.”

Bass published his first novel, Where the Sea Used to Be, in 1998. His most recent fictional work is a short story collection, The Hermit’s Story: Stories (2002). Most of his other recent works have been nonfiction, including The New Wolves (1998), Brown Dog of the Yaak: Essays on Art and Activism (1999), Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had (2000), and The Roadless Yaak: Reflections and Observations About One of Our Last Great Wilderness Areas (2002).

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The Deer Pasture
In 1996 W.W. Norton reissued Bass's first essay collection, 1985's The Deer Pasture


Publications

Fiction:

  • The Watch: Stories. New York: Norton, 1989.
  • Platte River. (stories) Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
  • In the Loyal Mountains: Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
  • The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness: Novellas. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
  • Where the Sea Used to Be. (novel) Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
  • Fiber. (short story) Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998.
  • The Hermit’s Story: Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

Nonfiction:

  • The Deer Pasture. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1985. Reprinted by Norton, 1996.
  • Wild to the Heart. New York: Norton, 1987.
  • Oil Notes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
  • Winter: Notes from Montana. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
  • The Ninemile Wolves: An Essay. Clark City Press, 1992. New York: Ballantine Books, 1993.
  • The Lost Grizzlies: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
  • The Book of Yaak. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
  • The New Wolves: The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest. New York: Lyons Press, 1998.
  • "Postwar Paris: Chronicles of a Literary Life." Portfolio. The Paris Review 150 (Spring 1999).
  • Brown Dog of the Yaak: Essays on Art and Activism. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1999.
  • Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
  • The Roadless Yaak: Reflections and Observations About One of Our Last Great Wilderness Areas. New York: Lyons Press, 2002.

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