Barry Lopez is an essayist, author, and short-story writer who has traveled extensively. He is the author of
He contributes regularly to Harper's, Granta, The Georgia Review, Orion, Outside, The Paris Review, Manoa and other publications in the United States and abroad.
- Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award
- Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist, for which he received the John Burroughs and Christopher medals
- Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape (2006), a reader's dictionary of regional landscape terms, which he edited with Debra Gwartney,
- Outside (2015), a collection of six stories with engravings by Barry Moser.
- eight works of fiction, including Light Action in the Caribbean, Field Notes, and Resistance.
The Maxine Cushing Gray Award was established in 1985 at The Seattle Foundation by friends and admirers of the late Maxine Cushing Gray, who sought to honor her contributions to journalism and her tireless work to recognize and encourage excellence in writing. In 2004, the award fund was moved to the UW Libraries.
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