The Tallgrass Prairie Reader
This anthology is a first-of-its-kind collection of literature from and about the tallgrass bioregion. Focusing on autobiographical nonfiction in a wide variety of forms, voices, and approaches—including adventure narrative, spiritual reflection, childhood memoir, Native American perspectives, literary natural history, humor, travel writing and reportage—this collection honors the ecological diversity of tallgrass itself and provides a range of models for nature writers and students.

An interview on C-Span about The Tallgrass Prairie Reader

Daddy Long Legs: The Natural Education of a Father
This memoir, published in Spring 2013 by Trumpeter Books/Shambhala Press, weaves together various stories--of endings and beginnings, of nature and family, of laughter and loss--into a poignant narrative of contemporary fatherhood.

Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships
A memoir of awakening to the kinships—with animals, people, and places—that define and sustain a life spent close to home.

Paperback released by University of Iowa Press, Spring, 2012

Midwest Booksellers Association pick for April, 2008.

Winner of Orion Magazine's "2009 Readers' Choice Award."

"To recognize books that deepen our
connection to the natural world, present
new ideas about our relationship with
nature, and achieve excellence in writing."

Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the American Grasslands
“[A] moving personal discovery…Through his pilgrimage to the prairie and his conversations with those who intimately live with and write about its undulations and grasses, its animals and people, its memories and stories, Price comes to be able to tell his own story of caring and acting both persuasively and poetically.” —American Studies

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
"If David Sedaris and Annie Dillard had a literary love child and raised him in Iowa, he would write like this." The Iowan
“…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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