Livingston author and fly-fishing guide Callan Wink visits Elk River Books during the downtown Livingston art walk on Friday, August 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to sign copies of his new short-story collection, Dog Run Moon.
Called “an excellent first book of stories,” by the New York Times, with comparisons to Tom McGuane, Joy Williams, Jim Harrison and Levon Helm, Dog Run Moon is set mostly in Montana and Wyoming. Characters range from a construction worker on the run with a stolen dog and a Custer portrayer who’s killed year after year by his lover at the Little Bighorn reenactment to a high school janitor in a cattle dispute with her former stepson.
“As in all the best collections, each and every story in Dog Run Moon sings in the essential registers of love and death, work and nature,” writes Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek. “Wink has the wisdom to write only of the things that matter, and the talent to make these stories as fresh as the literary headwaters from which they come.”
Wink is the recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship and a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. His work has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, Men’s Journal, and The Best American Short Stories. He lives in Livingston and guides on the Yellowstone River.
Elk River Books specializes in collectible outdoor, regional and Western history books, and provides a lively venue for southwest Montana’s unique literary community. For more information, call 333-2330.