Title Wayburne Pig
Book Condition Good
Publisher Brooding Heron Press & Bindery 1997
0918116961 / 9780918116963
Seller ID SKU1042041
0918116961 Association Copy: Signed and inscribed by author to Bill Ransom. One of an unspecified number of copies hand-sewn into dark brown paper wrappers from an initial run of 300 copies. 1997, Brooding Heron Press, Waldron Island. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Bill Ransom was born in Puyallup, Washington, in 1945, and he began full-time employment at the age of eleven as an agricultural worker. He attended Washington State University on track and boxing scholarships, and the University of Puget Sound on a track scholarship. Ransom has published six novels, six poetry collections, numerous short stories and articles. Learning the Ropes (Utah State University Press), a collection of poetry, short fiction and essays, was billed as "a creative autobiography."? His poetry has been nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Frank Herbert, author of the Dune series, was Bill's mentor in the realm of fiction, and they co-authored several science fiction titles together. Ransom was my professor at The Evergreen State College before serving as academic dean for the last of his stint there. We have more of his books available upon request. Years ago I acquired a small tabletop Kelsey printing press and a type cabinet from Bill, who got it from Sam Waldron, who runs Brooding Heron Press. We have made limited use of it at Last Word Press in Olympia, Washington, whose parent store is us, Earthlight Books! Tiny universe, in the book world at least. It's fun to trace the genealogy of type itself. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.