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.

Prentiss is the series editor for the Bloomsbury Publishing Writers Guide Series. This textbook line is focused around creative writing. Two books, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Witer’s Guide and Anthology (co-written by Prentiss) and Poetry: A Craft Guide and Anthology, are currently in print and five books are in the process of being written, including Prentiss’s Advanced Creative Nonfiction (2020).

Prentiss is also the co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction (Michigan State University Press), a creative nonfiction craft anthology, and the co-editor of the forthcoming book, The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction (Bloomsbury Press).

Finally, Prentiss is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection, Crosscut: A Trail Building Memoir in Poems.

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


MFA - Creative Writing | University of Idaho

BA - Business | Western Colorado University

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