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We’ll start with a short interview this time, followed by conversation with participants.
William deBuys is the author of ten books, including The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures (one of the Christian Science Monitor’s ten best non-fiction books of 2015) and A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American West. His River of Traps (with photographer Alex Harris) was a Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalist in 1991. Enchantment and Exploitation, The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range, won the 1986 Southwest Book Award. This unusual book is a complete account of the closely linked natural and human histories of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico. His most recent book, The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of Loss, appeared in August 2021.
He has been a Kluge Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress (2018), a Guggenheim Fellow (2008-2009), and a Lyndhurst Fellow (1986-1988). He served as founding Chair of the Valles Caldera Trust, which administered the 89,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve (2001-2004).
He lives on the farm he has tended since 1976 in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains.