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Barry Lopez

Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 19980930

The recipient of many honors, including the National Book Award in 1986 for the best-selling nonfiction book, Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez is a prolific writer whose work regularly appears in Harper's magazine and The Paris Review.  His 1998 collection of essays, About This Life, is his most personally revealing book to date, and he discusses the work and reads an account from his childhood, which explains how he began to write stories about nature and indigenous people. 

| Subject Matter: Nature, Indigenous People, Memoir | Interview Year: 1998 | Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction | Awards: National Book Award |

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