Page Stegner

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Stuart Page Stegner (born January 31, 1937, in Salt Lake City, Utah,[1] died December 14, 2017, in Reno, Nevada[2]) was a novelist, essayist, and historian who wrote extensively about the American West. He was the son of novelist Wallace Stegner.[3]


Stegner received his B.A. in history from Stanford University in 1959, followed by a Ph.D in American literature in 1964. He served as a Professor of American Literature and Director of the creative writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1965 to 1995 [4] at which time he focused his efforts on writing. He received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship (1980), a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship (1981) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1982). He was married to novelist Lynn Stegner.[5] He lived in Vermont.[6]

Selected writings[edit]


  • Escape Into Aesthetics, The Dial Press, c1966, Library of Congress Number 68-22588
  • Nabokov's Congeries, The Viking Press, c1968, Library of Congross Catalogue Number 68-22868
  • American Places, (with Wallace Stegner and Eliot Porter), E.P.Dutton, c1981, ISBN 0-525-05390-5
  • Islands of the West, Sierra Club Books, c1985, ISBN 0-87156-844-6
  • Outposts of Eden : a Curmudgeon at Large in the American West, Sierra Club Books, c1989, ISBN 0-87156-672-9
  • Grand Canyon: The Great Abyss, Tehabi Books, c1995, ISBN 0-06-258573-8
  • Winning the Wild West : the Epic Saga of the American Frontier, 1800-1899, foreword by Larry McMurtry, Tehabi Books, c2002 ISBN 0-7432-3291-7
  • Adios, Amigos : Tales of Sustenance and Purification in the American West, Counterpoint, c2008, ISBN 1-59376-169-4


  • The Edge, The Dial Press, c1968, Library of Congress Catalog Number 67-25307
  • Hawks and Harriers, The Dial Press, c1972, Library of Congress Catalog Number 75-163588
  • Sportscar Menopause, Atlantic Little-Brown, c1977, ISBN 0-316-81224-2


  1. ^ "Stegner, Page 1937– - Dictionary definition of Stegner, Page 1937– - FREE online dictionary".
  2. ^ "Stuart Stegner's Obituary on The Salt Lake Tribune". The Salt Lake Tribune.
  3. ^ "Stegner's heirs object to republication". Deseret News. December 3, 2007. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
  4. ^ S. Page Stegner at University of California, Santa Cruz,
  5. ^ "MetroActive Books: Lynn Stegner". Metro Silicon Valley. November 3, 1999. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
  6. ^ "Page Stegner".