Jim Harrison Biography
Jim Harrison was born in 1937, in Grayling, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan Statue University and taught there for a time. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and The New York Times. Harrison is also the author of over twenty-five books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including four volumes of novellas, The Beast God Forgot to Invent (2000), Legends of the Fall (1979), The Woman Lit by Fireflies (1990), and Julip (1994); seven other novels, The Road Home (1998), Wolf (1971), A Good Day to Die (1973), Farmer (1976), Warlock (1981), and Dalva (1988); ten collections of poetry, including most recently Saving Daylight (2006), Braided Creek (2003), with Ted Kooser, and The Shape of the Journey: New and Collected Poems (1998); and three works of nonfiction, Just Before Dark (1991), The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand (2001), and the memoir Off to the Side (2001). The winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association, he has had his work published in twenty-two languages.
Harrison divides his time between Michigan, Arizona, and Montana.
This biography was last updated on 01/30/2010.
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