Barry Lopez is the author of thirteen books, among them Arctic Dreams, which received the National Book Award, and Of Wolves and Men, a finalist for the National Book Award and a winner of Christopher Medal for humanitarian writing. His short stories and essays appear regularly in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and other periodicals and literary journals in the United States and abroad. In his fiction he frequently addresses issues of intimacy, ethics and identity. The focus of his nonfiction is often on the relationship between human cultures and their physical landscapes.
He is the recipient of major awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Association of American Geographers, the Orion Society, the John Burroughs Society, the National Science Foundation, and other institutions, foundations and universities.
Mr. Lopez’s essays are collected in Crossing Open Ground and About This Life, and his short stories in Resistance, Light Action in the Caribbean and four other volumes. His work is widely translated and anthologized and his research has taken him to sixty-eight countries.