Ken Lamberton

Creative Nonfiction Writer

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
The Way of Natural History Writing (Trinity University Press, 2011)
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Let There Be Night (University of Nevada Press, 2008)
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Getting Over the Color Green (University of Arizona Press, 2002)
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 (Houghton Mifflin, 2000)
Books:
Dry River (University of Arizona Press, 2011)
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Time of Grace (University of Arizona Press, 2007)
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Beyond Desert Walls (University of Arizona Press, 2005)
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Chiricahua Mountains (University of Arizona Press, 2003)
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Wilderness and Razor Wire (Mercury House, 2000)
Journals: ,
Arizona Highways
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Los Angeles Times
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Northern Lights
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Puerto del Sol
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Snowy Egret
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Prizes won: 

2002 John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing

2007 Soros Justice Fellowship

More Information

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
Arizona
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Last update: Apr 27, 2012