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Portrait of Sean Prentiss

Sean Prentiss is a professor of creative writing. He is the author of Finding Abbey: a Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, an award-winning memoir about Edward Abbey and the search for home.

Finding Abbey won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography and was a finalist for the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Biography, the Vermont Book Award, and the Colorado Book Award. He is the co-author of the environmental writing textbook, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Craft Guide and Anthology, and the co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, a creative nonfiction craft anthology. You can learn more about Prentiss’s books at seanprentiss.com.

He earned his undergraduate degree in business management from Western State College in Gunnison, Colo., and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

He and his family live on a small lake in northern Vermont, and they also have a hand-built cabin in the mountains of Colorado.

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