John Gifford

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma US

Author's Bio

John Gifford is a writer and photographer whose work explores our relationship with the natural world. His subjects frequently include food and agriculture, fish and wildlife conservation, and the environment. He is the author of Red Dirt Country: Field Notes and Essays on Nature, Pecan America: Exploring a Cultural Icon, and a forthcoming title, Landscaping for Wildlife. His nonfiction has appeared in Southwest Review and The Atlantic, and has been cited in The Best American Essays and The Best American Sports Writing anthologies. He works from Oklahoma City, in America's southern Great Plains.

 

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Flash Nonfiction Food (Woodhall Press, 2020)
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Illinois River Survey (Xlibris, 2011)
Books:
Landscaping for Wildlife: Essays on Our Changing Planet (Belle Point Press, 2025)
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Where East Meets West (Bowen Press, 2020)
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Pecan America (University Press of Kansas, 2019)
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Red Dirt Country (University of Oklahoma Press, 2019)
Journals: ,
Atlantic Monthly
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Big Sky Journal
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Critical Read
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Gastronomica
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Harvard Divinity Bulletin
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Kitchen Work
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Lindenwood Review
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London Reader
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New Mexico Review
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Pittsburgh Quarterly
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Santa Clara Review
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Sport Literate
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Sporting Classics
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The Oklahoman
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The Smart Set
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Traverse Magazine
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Tulane Review
Prizes won: 

Goldia Cooksey Memorial Award

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Last update: Aug 21, 2023