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. 

He is also the author of Crosscut: Poems, which is poetic memoir about his time spent working as a trail builder in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Prentiss is also co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, a creative nonfiction craft anthology, and co-editor of The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction.

Mr. Prentiss is also a creative writing textbook writer, including Environmental and Nature Writing: A Craft Guide and Anthology and Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writer's Guide and Anthology, and the series editor for the Bloomsbury Writers Guide and Anthology Series. This textbook line focuses on creative writing. 

He and his family live on a small lake in northern Vermont, and he serves as an associate professor at Norwich University.  

Book Reviews by Sean Prentiss

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Compass Lines is a stunning travelogue and memoir about culture, travel, employment, searching for life’s meaning, and, especially, searching for home and family.”