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  • The Western Lit Blues

    The Western Lit Blues

    A Western writer is tired of being typecast as a Western writer.

  • A life of words and wilderness

    Rick Bass’ memoir, Why I Came West, describes how his 20-year struggle to save Montana’s Yaak Valley held him hostage, preventing him from concentrating on writing the short fiction that he loves.

  • The spirit of the place

    In The Wild Marsh, Montana nature writer Rick Bass takes us through four seasons in his beloved Yaak Valley.

  • A Western primer

    A Western primer

    Western writers offer a generous and inspired list of recommended reading for the president-elect, including a diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction.

  • A land of subtle beauty: A review of Llano Estacado

    A land of subtle beauty: A review of Llano Estacado

    The photos and essays gathered in this collection of photographs and essays celebrate the austere beauty of a vast dry landscape.

  • A Western state of mind

    A Western state of mind

    The short story anthology Best of the West 2009 is filled with memorable characters and muscular prose.

  • Showdown over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and its people

    Caribou Rising by Rick Bass is an impassioned plea on behalf of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Gwich’in people who have hunted caribou there for thousands of years

  • Longing for a buried past

    Rick Bass’ new short story collection, The Lives of Rocks, proves that his fierce environmental activism has not diminished the intensity of his storytelling genius

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