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Brian Doyle


Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle edits Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, in Oregon. He is the author of 13 books: six collections of essays, two nonfiction books, two collections of “proems,” the short story collection BIN LADEN'S BALD SPOT, the novella CAT'S FOOT, and the novel MINK RIVER. He is also the editor of several anthologies, most recently HO`OLAULE`A, a collection of writing about the Pacific islands.

Doyle’s books have seven times been finalists for the Oregon Book Award, and his essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion, The American Scholar, The Sun, The Georgia Review, and in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times, The Times of London, and The Age (in Australia). 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 is a Catholic Book Award, three Pushcart Prizes, the John Burroughs Award for Nature Essays, Foreword Reviews' Novel of the Year award in 2011, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2008 (previous recipients include Saul Bellow, Kurt Vonnegut, Flannery O’Connor, and Mary Oliver).

Brian Doyle

Books by Brian Doyle

by Brian Doyle - Fiction

Dave is 14 years old and living with his family in a cabin on Oregon’s Mount Hood. He will soon enter high school, with adulthood and a future not far off --- a future away from his mother, father, his precocious younger sister, and the wilderness where he’s lived all his life. Meanwhile, Martin, a pine marten (of the mustelid family), is leaving his own mother and siblings and setting off on his own as well. As Dave and Martin embark on their own adventures, their lives, paths and trails will cross, weave and blend.

by Brian Doyle - Adventure, Fiction

Declan O Donnell has sailed out of Oregon and deep into the vast, wild ocean, finally having had enough of other people and their problems. But the galaxy soon presents him with a string of odd, entertaining and dangerous passengers, who become companions of every sort and stripe. THE PLOVER is the story of their adventures and misadventures in the immense blue country one of their company calls Pacifica.