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John T. Price is the author of the memoirs Daddy Long Legs: The Natural Education of a Father (Trumpeter Books/​Shambhala Press, 2013); Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships (Da Capo Press, 2008; paperback released by University of Iowa Press, Spring, 2012) and Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the American Grasslands (University of Nebraska Press, 2004). He is the editor of the nature anthology The Tallgrass Prairie Reader (University of Iowa Press, 2014). Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1966, he attended the University of Iowa, where he earned his B.A. in Religion, M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing and Ph.D. in English. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and other recognitions, his nonfiction writing about nature, family, and spirit has appeared in many journals, magazines, newspapers, and anthologies including Orion, The Christian Science Monitor, Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, and Best Spiritual Writing 2000. He is a Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he directs the nonfiction writing program. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, and three sons in the Loess Hills of western Iowa.

Selected Works

Nature Anthology
“Finally, here is a lovingly gathered bouquet of prairie wildflowers. This collection does not stop at commemorating all that we’ve lost, but revives the wildness in our imaginations—the first step toward restorative action.”—Julene Bair, author, The Ogallala Road
Memoir
"If David Sedaris and Annie Dillard had a literary love child and raised him in Iowa, he would write like this." The Iowan
Memoir
“…Price knows how to find beauty in quiet moments…A winsome, perceptive coming-of-age memoir.” Kirkus
“[A]n environmentalist version of The Pilgrim’s Progress.” Virginia Quarterly Review
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