Scott Russell Sanders --2011 Cecil Woods, Jr. Award for Nonfiction -- is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, where he taught from 1971 to 2009. Among his 20 books are novels, collections of stories, and works of personal nonfiction, including Staying Put, Writing from the Center, and Hunting for Hope. His memoir, A Private History of Awe, was nominated by the publisher for a Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is A Conservationist Manifesto, which envisions a shift from a culture based on consumption to one based on caretaking. Sanders has received the Associated Writing Programs Creative Nonfiction Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Lannan Literary Award, the Mark Twain Award and the Indiana Authors Award, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has appeared in such magazines as Orion, Audubon, and The Georgia Review, and it has been reprinted in The Art of the Essay, The Norton Reader and more than a hundred other anthologies, including the annual Best American Essays.
Friday, April 15
2:30 - 2:45 PM
Reading and acceptance of the Cecil Woods, Jr. Award for Nonfiction