Rick Bass

Rick Bass is the author of thirty books. His first short story collection, The Watch, set in Texas, won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award, and his 2002 collection, The Hermit’s Story, was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Bass’s stories have also been awarded the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Award and have been collected in The Best American Short Stories.

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Wolf Palette

THERE IS COLOR IN THE LAND AGAIN. OR PERHAPS the color was always there, like a pigment in the soil, but was simply rendered imperceptible for a while. But not for Continue reading

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Paradise Lost

SUDDENLY WE’RE NOT the same nation. There is in almost all of us a place — even if some days only a small, postage stamp-sized place — that is off-balance, frightened, Continue reading

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This American Land

IN WORDS OF RICK BASS: These roadless areas in the Yaak are public lands: lands owned by you, by me, by these writers, and by all Americans. Lands that, against overwhelming Continue reading