Scott Russell Sanders
Born in 1945, Scott Russell Sanders is the author of nineteen books, including Staying Put, Hunting for Hope, and A Private History of Awe. For his work in nonﬁction, he has won the Lannan Literary Award and the John Burroughs Essay Award. In all of his books he is concerned with our place in nature, the pursuit of social justice, and the search for a spiritual path. He is Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University. He and his wife, Ruth, a biochemist, have reared two children in their hometown of Bloomington, in the hardwood hill country of the White River Valley.