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"One of the most gifted, complex, and satisfying of Canadian writers exploring our natural environment.”The Goose, Issue 7, SPRING 2010

“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

About Trevor...

I am a prairie naturalist, activist, and writer living on the northern edge of the Great Plains in Regina, Saskatchewan. My new book, a novel, The Economy of Sparrows, will be released by Thistledown Press on September 12, 2023. Islands of Grass, with stunning photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj, came out in 2017. Towards a Prairie Atonement, was published by the U of R Press in 2016, and received several awards. 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 Narwhal, 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 adult children. I wrote a blog on grassland matters, Grass Notes, for several years and it can still be found at

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