Fenton Johnson

c/o Dept. of English, U of Arizona P.O. Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721

Author's Bio

The recipient of many literary awards, Fenton Johnson is the author of a new novel The Man Who Loved Birds, as well as a Harper’s Magazine cover essay (Going It Alone: The Dignity and Challenge of Solitude http://www.fentonjohnson.com/site/publications/essays/cultural-commentary/ ). He is the author of two previous novels, Crossing the River and Scissors, Paper, Rock, as well as Geography of the Heart: A Memoir and Keeping Faith: A Skeptic’s Journey among Christian and Buddhist Monks. His collected essays Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays will be published in 2017. He was recently featured on Terry Gross’s Fresh Air http://www.npr.org/2015/03/12/392564716/inspired-by-monks-a-writer-embraces-his-life-of-solitude. For more information: www.fentonjohnson.com.

Publications and Prizes

Geography of the Heart
(Scribner, 1996)
, Keeping Faith: A Skeptic's Journey among Christian and Buddhist Monks
(Houghton Mifflin, 2003)
, Scissors, Paper, Rock
(Washington Square Press, 1994)
Harper's, Mother Jones, New York Times Magazine, Sewanee Review, Virginia Quarterly Review

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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New Haven
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New Haven, KY
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Last updated: Nov 09, 2016