Burroughs, Franklin (1942 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction

Bowdoinham resident Franklin Burroughs was born in Conway, South Carolina, on March 3, 1942. He received his B.A. from the University of the South (1964) and his M.A.(1965) and Ph.D (1970) from Harvard. He was a member of the Bowdoin College English Department faculty from 1968 to his retirement in the fall of 2000. He is a highly respected nature writer.

Selected Bibliography

  • Billy Watson's Croker Sack (1991/1998)
  • Horry and the Waccamaw, first published in 1992 and republished in 1998 as The River Home: A Return to the Carolina Low Country
  • Confluence: Merrymeeting Bay, (2006) with photography by Heather Perry.

Anthology Writings

  • 1987 and 1989 Best American Essays
  • The Pushcart Book of Essays: The Best Essays from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize (2002)
  • The Quotable Moose: A Contemporary Maine Reader (1994)
  • In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction (1996)
  • American Nature Writing 1999
  • The Woods Stretched for Miles: New Nature Writing from the South (1999)
  • Nature Writing: The Tradition in English (2002)
  • On Wilderness: Voices from Maine (2003).