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2011 Book Festival Author
Gordon Grice

The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators (1998), is a collection of essays about animals Grice had encountered in the countryside where he grew up. Since that time, his work has appeared in many national magazines, such as The New Yorker, Discover, and GQ. His writing has also been published in collections, such as The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2002. His most recent book is Deadly Kingdom: the Book of Dangerous Animals (2010).

Author Biography

As soon as Gordon Grice learned to read, he knew he wanted to be a writer. As an adult, he first believed he would be "an artistic sort of writer, doomed to make my living at a day job while scribbling on the side." His publications included a chapbook of poetry and essays in literary magazines. But when one of his essays was reprinted in Harper's Magazine, his work caught the attention of a literary agent. Grice and the agent worked together to develop a concept for a book, the concept sold, and Grice found himself at the beginning of a new writing career. The resulting book, The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators (1998), is a collection of essays about animals Grice had encountered in the countryside where he grew up. Since that time, his work has appeared in many national magazines, such as The New Yorker, Discover, and GQ. His writing has also been published in collections, such as The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2002. His most recent book is Deadly Kingdom: the Book of Dangerous Animals (2010).

Grice grew up in Oklahoma. He earned his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and his MFA from the University of Arkansas.

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