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. Prentiss is the co-author of the environmental writing textbook Environmental and Nature Writing: A Craft Guide and Anthology and the forthcoming textbook Advanced Creative Nonfiction.
Prentiss co-edited The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, a creative nonfiction craft anthology. Prentiss is also the series editor for the Bloomsbury Publishing Writers’ Guide Series. This series includes a variety of forthcoming textbooks all focused around creative writing. He and his family live on a small lake in northern Vermont, and he teaches at Norwich University and in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- If We Forget about Having to Shout: A Covid-19 Poem
From Minding Nature’s Winter 2021, Volume 14, Number 1 issue.
- The Darkest Wild
A response to "What kind of ancestor do you want to be?"
- Solstice Lake, Shimmering
- Biography of a Lake
- Snapping Turtles
- Solstice Mountain, Succession
From Minding Nature’s Winter 2019, Volume 12, Number 1 issue.
Visit Sean Prentiss's website to learn more about his writing and teaching.