Lannan Writer in Residence Rick Bass reads at the Marfa Book Company on Saturday, February 8th at 6 pm.
Rick Bass, ecological activist and author of many widely-admired novels and collections of essays, will be reading from his work. Bass, who is originally from Fort Worth, has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and has won both the Pushcart and O. Henry prizes.
Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. the son of a geologist, and he studied petroleum geology at Utah State University. He grew up in Houston, and started writing short stories on his lunch breaks while working as a petroleum geologist in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1987, he moved with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Hughes Bass, to the remote Yaak Valley, where he works to protect his adopted home from roads and logging. Rick serves on the board of both the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies. In 2011 Rick moved from the Yaak area of Montana to Missoula, Montana. He continues to give readings, write, and teach around the country and world. He lives in Montana with his family.