Barry Lopez is the author of two collections of essays; several story collections; Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist, and Crow and Weasel, a novella-length fable. He contributes regularly to both American and foreign journals and has travelled to more than 70 countries to conduct research. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science Foundations and has been honoured by a number of institutions for his literary, humanitarian, and environmental work.
The greatest nature writer in the world ... He is also the greatest travel writer ... [an] astounding new memoir -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times * Magnificent; a contemporary epic -- Robert Macfarlane * Guardian, Book of the Week * Riveting, seductive, and beautifully written. I don't know of any other writer who so mesmerizingly, so seemingly effortlessly, weaves together art, science and poetry-I found myself underlining sentences on every page. Barry Lopez is one of my literary heroes -- Andrea Wulf Barry Lopez brings the world alive like no other writer. His writing evokes diverse peoples and places with great humanity and humility. Horizon deserves to become a modern classic -- Sir Ranulph Fiennes A visionary masterpiece, a towering monument to a life dedicated to the whole of the world and everything in it -- Neil Ansell, author of The Last Wilderness