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Pam Houston – Writers in the Woods Literary Speaker Series
November 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - November 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Pam Houston’s newest book, Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place, chronicles the correspondence between writers Pam Houston and Amy Irvine in response to the spread of coronavirus. Part tribute to wilderness, part indictment against tyranny and greed, the dialog is based on their shared devotion to the rugged, windswept mountains that surround their homes. Houston is also the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country, two novels, Contents May Have Shifted and Sight Hound, two collections of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, two collections of essays, A Little More About Me and A Rough Guide to the Heart, and Women on Hunting: Essays, Fiction, and Poetry.
“In Pam Houston’s wonderful stories, sex and hunting are somehow confused, as are humans and animals. People wear skins, the animals speak, and those guys―the ones we all thought were extinct, the ones who defined what a man was―turn up, very much alive, and up to their usual tricks. Houston’s women know they should know better, but they don’t, and the result is a beautiful collection about sexual politics, old and new.”
– Charles Baxter
Her stories have been selected for volumes of The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Short Stories of the Century, among other anthologies. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA Award for contemporary fiction, the Evil Companions Literary Award and several teaching awards. She lives at 9,000 feet above sea level near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.
author website: pamhouston.net