a memoir

New York: Harper and Row, 1980
Ontario: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1980
London: Pavanne Editions, Pan, 1988
St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1991

a novel

New York: Harper and Row, 1983
Barcelona: Editorial Argos Vergara, 1984,
as Mas Allá De La Montaña.
Translated by Maria Jose Rodellar.
London: Pavanne Editions, Pan, 1985
Budapest: Europa Konyukiado, 1989,
as A Hegyen Tul.
Translated by Sebestyen Eva.
St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1993

a novel

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986
London: MacMillan, 1987
London: Pan Editions, 1988

a novel

New York: Doubleday, 1989
London: MacMillan, 1989
London: Pan Books, 1989
Book-of-the-Month Club Alternate,1989
Quality Paperback Book Club, 1989
New York: Bantam Books, 1990

a memoir

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993

a novel

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994
Frankfurt: Wolfgang Kruger Verlag, 1996,
as Eislandfahrt. Translated by Hans and 
Michaela Link. 
New York: Ballantine Books, 1996
Barcelona: Ediciones B, S.A., 1999,
as Surcando el Antártico, Translation Eduardo 
Iriarte. (also Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Madrid, 
México D. F., Montevideo, Quito, Santiago de Chile)
London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2003 



William Sloane Fellowship in Prose
from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference,
Middlebury, VT. 1980

Writing Fellowship from the Ossabaw
Island Project, Savannah, GA, 1981

Grant-in-Aid from the Vermont Council
on the Arts, Montpelier, VT, 1981-1982

Fellowship in Prose from the National
Endowment for the Arts,
Washington, D.C., 1982-1983

Master Artist Fellowship from the
Indiana Arts Commission,
Indianapolis, IN, 1988

Fellowship in Fiction from the 
National Endowment for the Arts,
Washington, D.C., 1989-1990

Antarctic Artists and Writers
Operational Support Grant from the
National Science Foundation,
Washington, D.C. 1990


Antarctic Navigation was chosen by
the New York Times as a Notable
Book for 1995

Antarctic Navigation received a 
Critics Choice Award from the 
San Francisco Review of Books 
and Todayâs First Edition, 1995

Antarctic Navigation was chosen as 
a Best Book of 1995 by A Common Reader 

Antarctic Navigation received the
Ohioana Book Award For Fiction, from
the Oioana Library Association, 1996


From Island Sojourn

The Pentangle Council on the Arts,
Woodstock, VT, Feb. 1981
Bread Loaf Writersâ Conference,
Middlebury, VT, Aug. 1980

From Beyond the Mountain

Miami University, Oxford, OH, Nov. 1983
ãThe Writerâs Voice,ä West Side Y,
New York, NY, Oct. 1983

From Bad Guys

Indiana University, Bloomington,
IN, Sept. 1986
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference,
Middlebury, VT, Aug. 1984

From Binding Spell

The Writers' Center of Indianapolis,
IN, Oct. 1988
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference,
Middlebury, VT, Aug. 1987
Indianapolis Museum of Art,
Indianapolis, IN, Jan. 1986

From Looking for the Klondike Stone

The Northshire Bookstore,
Manchester, VT, July 1993

From Antarctic Navigation

Lane Public Library, Oxford, OH, April 3, 1996
The Thurber House, Columbus, OH, March 22, 1996
Miami University, Oxford, OH, Feb.23, 1995
Books & Company, Dayton, OH, Feb. 21, 1995
Chapters Books, Washington, D.C., Feb.16, 1995
Posner Books, New York, NY, Feb. 15, 1995
Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA, Feb. 14, 1995
Joseph Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH, Feb. 10, 1995
The Tattered Cover, Denver, CO, Jan. 30, 1995
Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA, Jan. 28, 1995
Keplerâs Books, Menlo Park, CA, Jan, 27, 1995
Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, CA, Jan. 26, 1995
The Hungry Mind, Minneapolis, MN, Jan. 25, 1995
Unabridged Books, Chicago, IL, Jan. 24, 1995
Barnes and Noble, Indianapolis, IN, Jan. 23, 1995
New England Booksellers Association, Boston, MA, Sept. 1994
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury, VT, Aug. 1994