PLA at 2014 ALA Annual Conference
PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation
Sunday, June 29
Las Vegas Convention Center N249
Following the recognition of the PLA 2014 award winners, PLA President Carolyn Anthony will welcome keynote speaker and author Barry Lopez.
Barry Lopez is best known as the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award. Among his other nonfiction books are About This Life and Of Wolves and Men, which was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of several award-winning works of fiction, including Field Notes, Winter Count, and a novella-length fable, Crow and Weasel. His most recent book is a short story collaboration with artist Barry Moser titled Outside. He has also written for high profile publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Orion, and National Geographic among others. His books, along with his magazine work, reflect a life of travel and cultural inquiry that has taken him to nearly seventy countries.
Once a landscape photographer, Barry Lopez continues to maintain close contact with a diverse community of artists, sitting on theater advisory boards and collaborating with composers. In another arena of work, he recently collaborated with E.O. Wilson in the design of a university curriculum that combines the sciences and humanities in a new undergraduate major.
Barry Lopez has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Honorary Geographer 2011 Award from the Association of American Geographers, as well as the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the John Burroughs and John Hay Medals, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, five National Science Foundation Fellowships, and a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, as well as Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction.
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