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Lynn Schooler

Where: 25 miles north of Juneau
Genre(s): fiction, literary nonfiction, history
Job(s): write, guide, build, make, create

Email: lynnschooler907 (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: Tracy Arm-Ford's Terror Wilderness Area and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Bio: Lynn is a critically acclaimed writer, guide, and outdoorsman whose work has been published in more than a dozen languages. His first book, The Blue Bear, was awarded the French literary prize Prix Littéraire 30 Millions d'Amis. His most recent non-fiction work, Walking Home, won the 2010 Banff Mountain Festival's 'Best Mountain Literature' prize. His first novel, published under the pen name Lynn D'Urso, was a finalist for the 2011 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and named as a USA Today Best Book. He was also the 2002 Editors at's #1 Choice of Nature Writers.


  • The Blue Bear, Ecco, 2002
  • The Last Shot, Ecco, 2002
  • Walking Home - a Traveler in the Alaskan Wilderness, a Journey into the Human Heart, Bloomsbury, 2010
  • Heartbroke Bay (as Lynn D'Urso), Berkley Press, 2010

Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, natural history immersion
I work with university and community writers.

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Listing last updated: July, 2015

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