T H Watkins

Before his death in 2000, Watkins was a well-known environmental writer and historian. He was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography. He was Wallace Stegner Distinguished Professor of Western American Studies at Montana State University at the time of his death, and the CU-Boulder Center of the American West presented him with the Wallace Stegner Award posthumously. He penned nearly 300 pieces for journals such as National Geographic, Audubon, Smithsonian, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and released 28 books.