Selected Works

Outside (September 2014)
Orion (Jul/Aug 2013)
Outside, Nawakum Press (March 2013)
Kyoto Journal 75, September 30, 2010
Portland (Winter 2008).
Selected for Best American Essays 2009.
Memoir of Lopez's childhood in California's San Fernando Valley. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, 2002. (LA Weekly, January 11-17, 2002)
Short Fiction
Manoa (January 2011)
Orion (Jul/Aug 2010)
Orion (Jan/Feb 2010)
TriQuarterly #133
Nonfiction Books
With an Introduction by Barry Lopez (Trinity University Press 2006)
25th Anniversary Edition with a new Afterword by BL. Photographs and marginalia throughout. (Scribner 2004)
Interviews by BL
BL talks with Oren Lyons, Orion (January/February 2007), Manoa (August 2008), and Resurgence (September/October 2008).
Short Story Collections
Nine interrelated stories. H.L. Davis Award for Short Fiction 2005 (Knopf 2004, Vintage 2005)
Thirteen stories, including "Stolen Horses," "The Letters of Heaven," and "The Mappist." (Knopf 2000, Vintage 2001)
Retold tales of Coyote as trickster and sage, from the traditions of Native America. (Andrews and McMeel 1978, Avon 1981)
Interviews of BL
Michigan Quarterly Review (Fall 2005), Georgia Review (Spring 2006), and in No Bottom: In Conversation with Barry Lopez (2008) and Conversations with Barry Lopez: Walking the Path of Imagination (2013).
This collection includes five essays and an excerpt from Arctic Dreams in addition to six short stories. (Vintage 2004)



If you would like Barry to sign a book for you, he would be glad to do so. Please contact J. Michaels Books in Eugene, Oregon with your request. The e-mail address is jmbooks@​, their phone number is (541) 342-2002, and they're located at 160 East Broadway, 97401.

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May 16-23 (Saturday to Saturday)
Alaskan Passage Voyage: Natural History and Native Heritage of Alaska's Southeast
Wilderness Travel
Ketchikan to Juneau, Alaska
    Guest speaker, with Richard K. Nelson
Trip details: http:/​/​​trip/​usa/​inside-passage-barry-lopez-richard-nelson-wildlife-cruise
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Selection of Past Talks and Interviews, Available Online

  • For the January 10, 2013, episode of Fresh Air, Terry Gross spoke with Barry Lopez about "Sliver of Sky: Confronting the Trauma of Sexual Abuse," BL's essay in the January 2013 issue of Harper's. You can listen to the interview and read excerpts of the transcript on the NPR website.

  • Currently featured on the Sacred Land Film Project's website is a video of BL talking about storytelling. Toby McLeod of SLFP interviewed BL for a four-part television series entitled Losing Sacred Ground.

  • In October 2010, BL spoke on behalf of Oregon Congressional Representative Peter DeFazio. You can view his talk, in three parts, online.

  • Photo by Robin Holland
  • The final episode of the Bill Moyers Journal, aired in April 2010, featured a conversation between Bill Moyers and Barry Lopez.

    If you missed this extended show on your local public television station, you can still watch it online at

  • On October 29, 2008, BL addressed the recipients of the Whiting Foundation awards to emerging writers at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. His talk is available on the blog of the National Book Critics Circle.

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    Contents 1966 to current, by
    Barry Holstun Lopez. All Rights Reserved.
    Photo by Nancy Crampton

    The Rediscovery of North America University Press of Kentucky 1990, Vintage 1992

    Arctic Dreams Charles Scribner's Sons 1986, Vintage 2001

    Crow and Weasel North Point Press 1990, Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998