Sean Prentiss

Sean Prentiss


Sean Prentiss is the award-winning author of Finding Abbey: A Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, a memoir about Edward Abbey and the search for home.

Finding Abbey won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography, the Utah Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Biography. It was also a Vermont Book Award and Colorado Book Award finalist. Prentiss is the co-author of the environmental writing textbook Environmental and Nature Writing: A Craft Guide and Anthology and the forthcoming textbook Advanced Creative Nonfiction.

Prentiss co-edited The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, a creative nonfiction craft anthology. Prentiss is also the series editor for the Bloomsbury Publishing Writers’ Guide Series. This series includes a variety of forthcoming textbooks all focused around creative writing. He and his family live on a small lake in northern Vermont, and he teaches at Norwich University and in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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