Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez was an American author of many lyrical books, essays and short stories that explore the relationship between wilderness landscapes and human culture. He traveled extensively, spending five years with the Inuit people of the Arctic, about whom he wrote in his award-winning Arctic Dreams. He considered himself a traditional storyteller, whose job was to help. He died in 2020 in Eugene, Oregon, after his home along the McKenzie River burned down. (Photo: Robert Kaiser/The Oregonian)

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