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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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Peter Lourie

Peter Lourie was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in Connecticut; Ontario, Canada; and New York City. He holds a BA in classics from New York University, an MA in English Literature from the University of Maine, and an MFA in nonfiction creative writing from Columbia University. He has taught writing for many years (Middlebury College, Columbia College, University of Vermont) , and now makes his living traveling, writing and photographing. He also visits schools to share his adventures with students and teachers. He traveled on a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker in the Beaufort Sea where he recorded multimedia stories for a digital project funded by the National Science Foundation. His newest book for Henry Holt, Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush, was published in March, 2017. And he is at work on a second adventure biography, about Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen.

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