Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945-

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Author and educator Scott Russell Sanders was born in Tennessee and raised in Ohio. Sanders studied at Brown University and earned his Ph.D. as a Marshall Scholar at Cambridge University. Among his twenty books are novels, collections of stories, and works of personal nonfiction, including Staying Put (1993), Writing from the Center (1995), and Hunding for Hope (1998). His memoir, A Private History of Awe (2006), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His writing examines the human place in nature, the character of community, the relation between culture and geography, and the search for a spiritual path. Among his honors are the Lannan Literary Award, the Associated Writings Programs Creative Nonfiction Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Mark Twain Award, the Indiana Authors Award, and the Cecil Woods Award in Nonfiction, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has apperared in such magazines as Orion, Audubon, and The Georgia Review, and it has been reprinted in The Art of the Essay, The Norton Reader, and more the one hundred other anthologies, including the annual Best American Essays.

From the description of Papers, 1966-2009 (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 741504478

Scott Russell Sanders was a Professor at Indiana University for the duration of his teaching career, 1971-2009. He demonstrated an interest in both literature and science, initially attending Brown University on a physics scholarship before his graduate study in literature at Cambridge. As a member of the IU’s English department, he became recognized as one of the finest essayists in the country, releasing more than twenty books, both fiction and non-fiction, including the science fiction novel Terrarium and the collections Writing from the Center, In Limestone Country, and The Paradise of Bombs. Sanders also played a large role in the Wells Scholars program during his Indiana career, frequently teaching courses in the program and serving as the program director from 1997-2003. His writings and courses both demonstrate an interest in natural history in addition to focusing on more traditional literary subjects, such as in his Imagining Nature courses and publications such as his 2009 A Conservationist Manifesto.

From the guide to the Scott R. Sanders teaching and faculty files, 1971-2009, bulk 1989-2009, (Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management http://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives)

Scott Russell Sanders taught in the Indiana University English Department from 1971-2009. He specialized in writing fiction, and also was heavily involved with the Wells Scholars program, serving as its director from 1997 to 2003.

From the description of Scott R. Sanders teaching and faculty files, 1971-2009, bulk 1989-2009. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 607563908

Writer and professor of English at Indiana University.

Sander's publications include esays, collections of stories, novels, and a study of D.H. Lawrence.

From the description of Sanders collection of articles, ca. 1966-2003. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 60563402

Author and educator Scott Russell Sanders was born in Tennessee and raised in Ohio. Sanders studied at Brown University and earned his Ph.D. as a Marshall Scholar at Cambridge University. Among his twenty books are novels, collections of stories, and works of personal nonfiction, including Staying Put (1993), Writing from the Center (1995), and Hunting for Hope (1998). His memoir, A Private History of Awe (2006), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His writing examines the human place in nature, the character of community, the relation between culture and geography, and the search for a spiritual path.

Among his honors are the Lannan Literary Award, the Associated Writings Programs Creative Nonfiction Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Mark Twain Award, the Indiana Authors Award, and the Cecil Woods Award in Nonfiction, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has appeared in such magazines as Orion, Audubon, and The Georgia Review, and it has been reprinted in The Art of the Essay, The Norton Reader, and more than one hundred other anthologies, including the annual Best American Essays. He and his wife, Ruth, a biochemist, have raised two children in their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana.

From the guide to the Sanders, Scott Russell mss., ca. 1966-2009, (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington))

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referencedIn The Orion Society Audio-Visual Collection, R25. 1., 1994-2004 Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
creatorOf Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945-. Sanders collection of articles, ca. 1966-2003. Indiana University
creatorOf Delbanco, Nicholas. Nicholas Delbanco papers, 1956-<2010>, bulk 1966-2000. University of Michigan
referencedIn Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab records, 1996-2005 Rhode Island School of Design Archives.
creatorOf Sanders, Scott Russell mss., ca. 1966-2009 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945-. Scott R. Sanders teaching and faculty files, 1971-2009, bulk 1989-2009. Indiana University
creatorOf Scott R. Sanders teaching and faculty files, 1971-2009, bulk 1989-2009 Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Managementhttp://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives
creatorOf Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945-. Papers, 1966-2009 Indiana University
creatorOf Thom, James Alexander. Papers, 1973-2010. Indiana University
creatorOf Cheuse, Alan. Papers of Alan Cheuse [manuscript], 1991-1992. University of Virginia. Library
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