Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
William Sloane Fellowship in Prose, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury, VT. 1980; Writing Fellowship, the Ossabaw Island Project, Savannah, GA, 1981; Grant-in-Aid, the Vermont Council on the Arts, Montpelier, VT, 1981-1982; Fellowship in Prose, the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.,1982-1983; Master Artist Fellowship, the Indiana Arts Commission, Indianapolis, IN, 1988; Fellowship in Fiction, the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1989-1990; Antarctic Artists and Writers Operational Support Grant, the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1990. In 1995 Antarctic Navigation was chosen by the New York Times as a Notable Book, received a Critics Choice Award from the San Francisco Review of Books and Today's First Edition and was chosen as a Best Book of 1995 by A Common Reader. In 1996 it received the Ohioana Book Award For Fiction from the Oioana Library Association.