Howard Frank Mosher
Howard Frank Mosher is a contemporary author of twelve books: ten fiction and two non-fiction. Much of his fiction takes place in the mid-20th century and all of it is set in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, a region loosely defined by the three counties in the northeastern corner of the state (Essex, Orleans, and Caledonia).
His characters are often quirky, reflecting the distinctive peculiarities of the region's taciturn residents.
He is the 1981 recipient of the Literature Award bestowed by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters; he was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1979.
A Stranger In the Kingdom won the New England Book Award for Fiction in 1991, and was later filmed by director Jay Craven. Craven has also adapted Disappearances and Where the Rivers Flow North to film.
He received the Vermont Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2006.
Mosher lives with his wife, Phillis, in Irasburg, Vermont.
His books, in order of publication, are:
- Disappearances (1977)
- Where the Rivers Flow North (1978)
- Marie Blythe (1983)
- A Stranger in the Kingdom (1989)
- Northern Borders (1994)
- North Country (nonfiction) (1997)
- The Fall of the Year (1999)
- The True Account (2003)
- Waiting for Teddy Williams (2004)
- On Kingdom Mountain (2007)
- Walking to Gatlinburg (2010)
- The Great Northern Express (2012)
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