is the guest. Her new essay collection,
Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country
, is available
now from W.W. Norton & Co.
Houston's other books include two novels, Contents May Have
and Sight Hound
, two collections of
short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness
Waltzing the Cat
, and a collection of essays, A Little
More About Me
, all published by W.W. Norton.
Her stories have been selected for volumes of The O. Henry
, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Travel
, and Best American Short Stories of the
among other anthologies.
She is the
winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA Award for
contemporary fiction, the Evil Companions Literary Award and
several teaching awards.
She teaches in the Low Rez MFA program at the Institute of American
Indian Arts, is Professor of English at UC Davis, and co-founder
and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers.
She lives at 9,000 feet above sea level near the headwaters of the