Ken Lamberton

2261 W. Mule Pass
Bisbee, AZ
Phone: 
520-440-2911

Author's Bio

When I published my first book Wilderness and Razor Wire (Mercury House, 2000), the San Francisco Chronicle called it an "…entirely original: an edgy, ferocious, subtly complex collection of essays….” The book won the 2002 John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. I have published five books and more than a hundred articles and essays in places like the Los Angeles Times, Arizona Highways, the Gettysburg Review, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000. In 2007, I won a Soros Justice Fellowship for my fourth book, Time of Grace: Thoughts on Nature, Family, and the Politics of Crime and Punishment (University of Arizona Press, 2007). I hold degrees in biology and creative writing from the University of Arizona and live with my wife in a 1890s stone cottage near Bisbee.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Beyond Desert Walls
(University of Arizona Press, 2005)
, Chiricahua Mountains
(University of Arizona Press, 2003)
, Dry River
(University of Arizona Press, 2011)
, Time of Grace
(University of Arizona Press, 2007)
, Wilderness and Razor Wire
(Mercury House, 2000)
Anthologies: 
Getting Over the Color Green
(University of Arizona Press, 2002)
, Let There Be Night
(University of Nevada Press, 2008)
, The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000
(Houghton Mifflin, 2000)
, The Way of Natural History Writing
(Trinity University Press, 2011)
Journals: 
Alligator Juniper, Arizona Highways, Gettysburg Review, Green Mountains Review, Los Angeles Times, Manoa, Northern Lights, Puerto del Sol, Snowy Egret, Sonora Review
Prizes Won: 
2002 John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing 2007 Soros Justice Fellowship

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Scotch-Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Duluth
Raised in: 
Tucson, AZ
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Last updated: Apr 27, 2012