"Trevor Herriot makes a passionate and beautiful plea for reconciliation in Towards a Prairie Atonement, a short but powerful meditation on the future of Canada's native prairie lands." Foreword Reviews.
"A brave, heart-breaking book in its unflinching analysis of government policy, colonial violence, and corporate greed."
-- Lorna Crozier
Trevor's latest book,
Islands of Grass, is now in stores and for sale online.
“Like Annie Dillard or Barry Lopez or Sharon Butala – or like Thoreau, come to that – Trevor Herriot writes, and writes beautifully, out of a passionate, almost proprietary concern for the landscape, and out of a sense of its sacredness….”
-- Bill Richardson, The National Post
I am a prairie naturalist, activist, and writer living on the northern edge of the Great Plains in Regina, Saskatchewan. My fifth book, Towards a Prairie Atonement, comes out in October, 2016, published by the University of Regina Press. The Road is How: A Prairie Pilgrimage through Nature, Desire, and Soul was published by HarperCollins in April, 2014 and was nominated for three Sasaktchewan Book Awards. Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds (HarperCollins, 2009) was a Globe & Mail Top 100 book, was listed by Quill and Quire on its 2009 list of 15 books that matter, and shortlisted for the Writer’s Trust Non-Fiction Prize, the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing (non-fiction). My first book, River in a Dry Land: a Prairie Passage (2000), received several national awards and a nomination for the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction. My second book, Jacob’s Wound: a Search for the Spirit of Wildness (2004), was nominated for several awards, including a short-listing for the Writer’s Trust Award for Non-Fiction. My writing has appeared in the Globe & Mail and Canadian Geographic, as well as several anthologies. I have written two radio documentaries for CBC Ideas and I am a regular guest on CBC Radio Saskatchewan’s Blue Sky. My wife, Karen and I have four children, two of whom live with us in Regina. I post regularly on my grassland blog, Grass Notes, at trevorherriot.blogspot.com