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Nonfiction Writer Scott Russell Sanders to Visit Le Moyne College

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Scott Russell Sanders, the author of twenty books, will give a public reading at Le Moyne College on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium.<br /> <br /> Since 1987, when his first book of personal nonfiction, “The Paradise of Bombs,” was published and awarded the Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction, Sanders has been a prominent and prolific voice in the field of writing about place and nature. His subsequent collections of essays have included “In Limestone Country” (1991); “Secrets of the Universe” (1993); “Staying Put” (1993), a celebration of commitment to place and winner of the 1994 Ohioana Book Award in Nonfiction; “Writing from the Center” (1995), winner of the 1996 Great Lakes Book Award; “Hunting for Hope” (1998); “The Country of Language” (1999); and “The Force of Spirit” (2000). His latest book is “A Private History of Awe,” a coming-of-age memoir, love story, and spiritual testament published by Farrar, Straus &amp; Giroux in 2006. He is also the author or eight works of fiction and a half dozen children’s books.<br /> <br /> In his writing Sanders is especially concerned with the human place in nature, the work of social justice, the practice of community, the relation between culture and geography, the impact of science on our lives, and the search for a spiritual path.<br /> <br /> For his collected work in nonfiction, Sanders was honored in 1995 with a Lannan Literary Award. His work has also been selected for The Best American Essays, the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence, the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, and the John Burroughs Essay Award; it has been honored by the American Library Association and the National Council of Teachers of English; it has been nominated three times for the National Magazine Award; and it has been performed on National Public Radio. His fiction and essays have been reprinted in The Norton Reader, The Art of the Personal Essay, The Dolphin Reader, The Riverside Reader, The Harper &amp; Row Reader and many other anthologies.<br /> <br /> Sanders is Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University, where he has been teaching since 1971. He has received fellowships for writing from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, the Lilly Endowment, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His fiction and essays have appeared widely, in places such as Audubon, Harper’s, Orion, North American Review, Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Tikkun, and Resurgence. He has served as literary editor of The Cambridge Review, as fiction editor of The Minnesota Review, and as a columnist on new fiction for the Chicago Sun-Times. He is a contributing editor for Audubon and a member of the advisory board for Orion and Fourth Genre. He gives frequent lectures around the country on environmental issues.<br /> <br /> The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dan Roche, English department, 445-4388, or rochedm@lemoyne.edu.</p>
posted on: 2/23/2007