Nashville Chrome: A Fiction Reading -- Rick Bass
Author and environmentalist, Rick Bass will read from his latest novel, Nashville Chrome.
Rick Bass has published and edited over 25 books, including Nine-Mile Wolves, The Watch: Stories, Why I Came West, The Lost Grizzlies, and The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons at Home in Montana. Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of a geologist. He received a B.S. in geology at Utah State University in 1979. Bass started writing short stories on his lunch breaks while working as a petroleum geologist in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1987, he moved with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Hughes, to the remote Yaak Valley near Troy, Montana where he has since worked to protect Glacier National Park and other wilderness areas from development and logging interests. The recipient of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Rick Bass has received an O. Henry Award and a Pushcart Prize, and his fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories as well as numerous journals and magazines. His nonfiction has been included in Best American Travel Writing and Best Spiritual Writing.