Visiting Writers Media

Title

Brian Doyle

Document Type

Seminar

Publication Date

11-2004

Keywords

Brian Doyle, Cedarville

Abstract

Telephone interview/seminar with Brian Doyle

Comments

Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland in Oregon—the best university magazine in America, according to Newsweek, and “the best spiritual magazine in the country,” according to Annie Dillard. Doyle is the author of five collections of essays, two nonfiction books (The Grail, about a year in an Oregon vineyard, and The Wet Engine, about the “muddles & musics of the heart”), two collections of short prose, and the sprawling novel Mink River, which Publisher’s Weekly called a “original, postmodern, shimmering tapestry of smalltown life.” Doyle is a four-time finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and his essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion, The American Scholar, and in newspapers and magazines around the world. His essays have also been reprinted in the annual Best American Essays, Best American Science & Nature Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. Among various honors for his work are a Catholic Book Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and a 2008 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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