Rick Bass (2016)

Rick Bass

Rick Bass, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for his memoir Why I Came West, was born and raised in Texas, worked as a petroleum geologist in Mississippi, and has lived in Montana’s Yaak Valley for almost three decades. His short fiction, which has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire, GQ, and Paris Review, as well as numerous times in The Best American Short Stories, has earned him multiple O. Henry Awards and Pushcart Prizes as well as NEA and Guggenheim fellowships. “An Alcoholic’s Guide to Peru and Chile” will appear in For a Little While: New and Selected Stories, to be published by Little, Brown in March 2016.