Ken Lamberton

Creative Nonfiction Writer

2261 W. Mule Pass
Bisbee, AZ

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

The Way of Natural History Writing (Trinity University Press, 2011)
Let There Be Night (University of Nevada Press, 2008)
Getting Over the Color Green (University of Arizona Press, 2002)
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 (Houghton Mifflin, 2000)
Dry River (University of Arizona Press, 2011)
Time of Grace (University of Arizona Press, 2007)
Beyond Desert Walls (University of Arizona Press, 2005)
Chiricahua Mountains (University of Arizona Press, 2003)
Wilderness and Razor Wire (Mercury House, 2000)
Alligator Juniper
Arizona Highways
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Northern Lights
Puerto del Sol
Snowy Egret
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2002 John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing

2007 Soros Justice Fellowship

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Scotch-Irish American
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Tucson, AZ
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Last update: Apr 27, 2012