Rick Bass

Rick Bass

Author of more than 30 books, Rick Bass' fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, among others. A collection of short fiction, The Hermit’s Story (2003), was named a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and another collection, For a Little While (2016) won the Story Prize.  Bass is on the faculty at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program and has taught creative writing for over 30 years. He lives in the Yaak Valley in Montana.

Rick Bass, Maxim Peter Griffin

Border Dreams

I never dream about maps. I used to draw them for a living. I have dreams about every other passion. It occurs to me that to dream about maps might…