Kim Barnes

Dept. of English University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-1102

Author's Bio

Kim Barnes' most recent novel is A Country Called Home. She also is the author of Finding Caruso and two memoirs: In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country, winner of the PEN/Jerard Award and finalist for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize; and Hungry for the World. She is co-editor with Mary Clearman Blew of Circle of Women: An Anthology of Contemporary Western Women Writers, and with Claire Davis of Kiss Tomorrow Hello: Notes from the Midlife Underground by Twenty-Five Women Over Forty. Her essays, stories, and poems have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including MORE Magazine, Fourth Genre, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. She teaches writing at the University of Idaho and lives with her husband, the poet Robert Wrigley, on Moscow Mountain.

Publications and Prizes

A Country Called Home
(Knopf, 2008)
, Finding Caruso
(Putnam, 2003)
, Hungry for the World
(Villard Books, 2000)
, In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country
(Doubleday/Anchor, 1996)
Prizes Won: 
PEN/Jerard Fund Award for Nonfiction Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship Idaho Writer-in-Residence Pushcart Prize Finalist, Pulitzer Prize

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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North Idaho, ID
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Last updated: Oct 24, 2008