Our 2017 Siskiyou Prize judge is Jonathan Balcombe

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 Siskiyou Prize judge is Jonathan Balcombe. Jonathan’s most recent book is the New York Times bestseller What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of our Underwater Cousins, an extraordinary journey underwater that reveals the vast capabilities of fishes. He is also the author of the books The …

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Announcing the 2016 Siskiyou Prize finalists

This is the third year of the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, and we’re pleased to see it gaining momentum and awareness. Now more than ever we need a chorus of creative and passionate voices speaking up for the planet and all of its species. This year, we received more than a hundred submissions, which included a wide …

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Announcing the 2016 Siskiyou Prize

We are thrilled to announce that the third annual Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature is now open for submissions! It’s been wonderful to see so many fine writers tackling the issues of the environment and animal protection through great stories, novels, memoirs, and essays — and we are pleased to be offering this prize for a third year. This year, …

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Announcing the Siskiyou Prize winner and finalists

We are delighted to announce Jennifer Boyden has won the 2015 Siskiyou Prize for her novel THE CHIEF OF RALLY TREE. Of THE CHIEF OF RALLY TREE, judge Ann Pancake writes: “Inventive, smart, and often hilariously funny, The Chief of Rally Tree delivers a social critique both searing and sly.” Jennifer Boyden is the author …

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Environmentalism and fishing: Strange bedfellows

I’m struck by the number of books that equate fishing (particularly fly fishing) with “being one with the environment.” Personally, I find this idea to be a total crock. Yes, I’ve fished.  And fishing was a great excuse to get out into nature. But I vividly remember as a child when I caught a rock …

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