Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the western United States. Our guest today is Craig Lesley from Portland, Oregon.
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Lesley is the author of four novels and a memoir, along with numerous other works. Two of his novels, Storm Riders and The Sky Fisherman, were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
Lesley’s writing has received three Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Awards, the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award for Best Novel, and an Oregon Book Award. He has been the recipient of several national fellowships and holds a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Whitman College. Currently, Lesley is the Senior Writer-in-Residence at Portland State University.
Craig Lesley lives with his wife and two daughters in Portland, Oregon.
Visit Craig Lesley's Web site.
FYI: Information About New Books By Regional Authors
Recently published books by regional writers include, a new poetry collection from Sheryl Noethe titled, As Is.
And new from Nebraska Press: Searching for Tamsen Donner, historical-memoir by Gabrielle Burton.
For more information about new books, contact your favorite bookseller or library.
And here’s a quote from Publisher’s Weekly about Craig Lesley’s memoir, Burning Fence:
“Never mawkish or sentimental, Lesley’s work makes something beautiful from the wreckage of a tumble-down family.””
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Barbara Theroux, Prageeta Sharma, Renée McGrath, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by The Greater Montana Foundation — encouraging communication on issues, trends, and values of importance to Montanans. And by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans.
This program included music by Michael Blessing and Springhill.
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