30th Annual Literary Festival home Tradition and the Individual Voice
Old Dominion University's 30th Annual Literary Festival
October 1-4, 2007


Rick Bass is the author of twenty-three books of fiction, including the forthcoming memoir, Why I Came West, to be published by Houghton Mifflin in spring 2008. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, grew up in Houston, and went to school at Utah State University. After working as a biologist in Arkansas and a geologist in Mississippi and Alabama, Bass moved to Montana’s Yaak Valley, where he has been active for 20 years in the efforts to help designate as wilderness the last roadless lands in the Yaak Valley.

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