Scott Russell Sanders is the author of twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including, most recently, A Private
History of Awe and A Conservationist Manifesto. His Earth Works: Selected Essays will appear in spring 2012.
Among his honors are the Lannan Literary Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Mark Twain Award, the
Cecil Woods Award for Nonfiction, and fellowships from the Guggenheim
Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2010 he was
named the National Winner of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana
Authors Award. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at
Indiana University, where he taught from 1971 to 2009. He and his wife,
Ruth, a biochemist, have reared two children in their hometown of
Bloomington in the hardwood hill country of Indiana’s White River Valley.