WyoFile Continues Writers’ Series

Susan Gray Gose

Wyoming’s mountains and arid high plains continue to prove fertile ground for writers.

Earlier this month, University of Wyoming professor and writer Brad Watson was named a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a national prize honoring American fiction writers chosen from more than 300 works submitted annually.

WyoFile contributor Susan Gray Gose caught up with Watson during the university’s spring break to talk about the honor, his past successes (including a National Book Award nomination), and what he’s at work on now. WyoFile’s Writers’ Series aims to introduce or deepen readers’ knowledge of Wyoming’s best writers. So far mystery writer C.J. Box, novelist Mark Spragg and memoir author Laura Bell have been featured.

Gose will next profile University of Wyoming entomologist and award-winning author Jeffrey Lockwood, who solved the mystery of the disappearance in the early 1900s of the Rocky Mountain Locust, which famously plagued settlers in the late 1800s.

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