Peter Matthiessen is a naturalist, explorer and writer. His works of fiction include At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Far Tortuga and the acclaimed 'Watson Trilogy'. His explorations have resulted in many fine works of non-fiction, among them Birds of Heaven, The Cloud Forest and The Tree where Man was Born. In November 2008, at age 81, he received his second National Book Award for Shadow Country, an 890-page revision of a trilogy of novels he released in the 1990s.
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About the Author
Peter Matthiessen was the cofounder of the Paris Review
and is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
, Indian Country
, and The Snow Leopard
, winner of the National Book Award.