POCATELLO, Idaho — The winners of this year’s 2015 National Outdoor Book Awards have been announced. The annual awards program recognizes the best in outdoor writing and publishing.
Sponsors of the program include the National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation, Idaho State University and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education.
Among the books honored is “Finding Abbey” which won the History/Biography category. Author Sean Prentiss takes readers on a two-year journey to find the grave of the great environmental writer Edward Abbey. The whereabouts of Abbey’s grave is a closely guarded secret, known only to those who buried him and close family members.
“It’s a unique and clever approach to a biographical work,” said Ron Watters, chair of the National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation. “Prentiss, in his attempt to find the grave, travels from Edward Abbey’s birthplace in Pennsylvania to the empty spaces of the desert Southwest. Along the way, we learn about Abbey—and Prentiss.”
Did he find the grave? Watters is not saying. [Read more…]