Rick Bass   

​​​Rick Bass is the author of over 30 books, including,
most recently, a novel, ALL THE LAND TO HOLD US (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). His short stories and essays have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best Spiritual Writing, Best American Science Writing, Best American Travel Writing, and numerous other anthologies. His books have been nominated for or received The Story Prize, the PEN/Nelson Algren
Award for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle
Award, the John Burroughs Award, and the Los
Angeles Times Book Award. He has received
fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts,
the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Lyndhurst Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. He has taught creative writing at the University of Montana, the University of Texas, the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Iowa State University, Montana State University, DePauw University, Beloit College, and the ​Stonecoast MFA program in southern Maine. He lives in northwest Montana’s Yaak Valley, where he is a
member of the Yaak Valley Forest Council. (
In January 2016, Little, Brown will publish a story collection, FOR A LITTLE WHILE: NEW & SELECTED STORIES.​

Here is a link to THE LANCE, Shasta College's student-run news magazine, featuring an article that they posted about Mr. Bass and his (at the time) upcoming presentation on April 21, 2015.