BK Loren

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer


Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Best American Spiritual Writing of 2012 (Penguin, 2012)
Between Song and Story (Autumn House Press, 2012)
The Future of Nature (Milkweed Editions, 2007)
Listening to Cougar (University of Colorado Press, 2005)
The Best American Spiritual Writing of 2004 (Houghton Mifflin, 2004)
Dutiful Daughters (Seal Press, 2000)
Two In the Wild (Vintage, 2000)
Women on the Verge (St. Martin's Press, 2000)
Animal, Mineral, Radical: A Flock of Essays on Wildlife, Family, and Food (Counterpoint Press, 2013)
The Way of the River (Lyons Press, 2001)
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Spirituality & Health
Yoga Journal


THEFT, A Novel (Counterpoint Press, 2012)
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Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability
Prizes won: 

Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Book Award, Willa Cather Award for Contemporary Fiction, Finalist in LGBTQ Contemporary Fiction, Dana Award for the Novel, DH Lawrence Fiction Award, Mary Roberts-Rinehart National Nonfiction Award, New Millennium Fiction Award, Alligator Juniper National Nonfiction Award, Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship, Ucross Fellowship, others.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Good Lord Bird by James McBride, Tracks and Shadows by Harry W. Greene, Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips, Round House by Louise Erdrich, Collected Stories by Amy Hempel

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Last update: May 13, 2016