From Our Soundbooth | January 06, 2012

On this week’s podcast, we are excited to feature a reading of John Hales essay “Helpline,” which was the 2011 Editors’ Prize winner in Nonfiction. John Hales is the author of Shooting Polaris: A Personal Survey in the American West. His essays have appeared in Georgia Review, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Southern Review, Hudson Review, and many other journals and anthologies, and have been cited numerous times in Best American Essays and Best American Science and Nature Writing. Hales is a Pushcart Prize winner, and has been profiled as one of Twenty-Five Nonfiction Writers to Watch in Writer’s Digest. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing program at California State University, Fresno. John Hales was recorded live at the Cherry Hill Conference Center in Columbia, Missouri.