Porter Fox
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Porter Fox

Porter Fox was born in New York and raised on the coast of Maine. His book The Last Winter: The Scientists, Adventurers, Journeymen, and Mavericks Trying to Save the World, was published in 2021. His previous book, Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border, was published by W.W. Norton in the summer of 2018. He lives, writes, teaches and edits the award-winning literary travel writing journal Nowhere in Brooklyn. He graduated with an MFA in fiction from The New School in 2004 and teaches at Columbia University School of the Arts. His fiction, essays and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, Outside, Time, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Powder, New Yorker, TheParisReview.com, Salon.com, Narrative, The Literary Review, Northwest Review, Third Coast and Conjunctions, among others. In 2013 he published DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow. The book was featured on the cover of The New York Times Sunday Review and in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Fox has been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing and was a finalist for the 2009 Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize. He was a 2016 MacDowell Colony fellow and a recipient of MacDowell’s Calderwood Foundation Art of Nonfiction Grant. He won a Western Press Association award in 2014 for a two-part feature about climate change and a Lowell Thomas Award for an excerpt from Northland. He has written and edited scripts for Roger Corman and several documentary filmmakers.
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