Brian Payton has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. His works include both fiction and nonfiction. He lives with his family in Vancouver, Canada.
"The Wind is Not a River" was chosen as an American Booksellers Association IndieNext "Great Reads" Pick, an American Library Association "Library Reads" Pick, and a "Best Book of the Year" by both the Seattle Times and Book Page.
Brian is the author of the novel Hail Mary Corner, as well as two notable works of narrative nonfiction. "Shadow of the Bear: Travels in Vanishing Wilderness" journeys the world in search of the eight remaining bear species, exploring their relationships with ecosystems and the human collective subconscious; it was chosen as a U.S. National Outdoor Book Awards Book of the Year. "The Ice Passage: a True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness" tells the true story of the last voyage of HMS Investigator, which set out in 1850 to search for lost arctic explorer Sir John Franklin and eventually discovered the fabled Northwest Passage.
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