Sean Prentiss

Sean Prentiss

  • Associate Professor


Sean Prentiss is a professor of creative writing. He is the author of Finding Abbey: A Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, a memoir about Edward Abbey and the search for home. Finding Abbey  won the 2015 National Outdoor Book, the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, and the Utah Book Award.

He is also the author of Crosscut: Poems, which is a memoir-in-poems about his time as a trail builder in the Pacific Northwest.

He is the co-author of Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology and Advanced Creative Nonfiction. He is the co-editor of The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction  and The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, both creative nonfiction craft anthologies.

He is the series editor for Bloomsbury Publishing’s Writer’s Guide and Anthology series.

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Prentiss earned his undergraduate degree in business management from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. He lives with his family on a small lake in northern Vermont, and they also have a hand-built cabin in the mountains of Colorado.