Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Rick Bass

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Writing for Social Change
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Office Location

Stonecoast MFA Office - 98 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04102


Stonecoast Office: 207-780-4423


Rick Bass is the author of over twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including Winter, The Deer Pasture, Wild to the Heart, and The Book of Yaak. His first short story collection, The Watch, set in Texas, won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award, and his 2002 collection, The Hermit’s Story, was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Bass’s stories have also been awarded the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Award and have been collected in The Best American Short Stories.   He was a finalist for the Story Prize in 2007 for his short story collection The Lives of Rocks and for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award in autobiography for Why I Came West (2008).  He lives in the Yaak Valley in Montana, where he serves on the board of the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies.

Recent Publications

Selected Publications:

 "Paradise Lost", Orion Magazine

"Fiber", Mississippi Review

Fiber. University of Georgia Press 

The Ninemile Wolves. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

The Deer Pasture. W. W. Norton & Company.

Winter: Notes from Montana. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

Oil Notes. Flamingo. 1990. 

The watch: stories. W. W. Norton & Company. 

Wild to the Heart. W. W. Norton & Company. 

The Lost Grizzlies.Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  

The Book of Yaak. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

Where the Sea Used to Be. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

The Hermit’s Story. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had

The New Wolves: The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest

Nashville Chrome: A Novel. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.