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Ivan Doig

Born: Jun 27, 1939

Death: Apr 9, 2015

Birthplace: White Sulphur Springs

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Ivan Doig

Date of Birth : Jun 27, 1939
Date of Death : Apr 9, 2015
Birth Place : White Sulphur Springs

Ivan Doig was an American author and novelist, widely known for his seventeen books, both fiction and non-fiction, set mostly in his native Montana, celebrating the landscape and people of the post-war American West. With settings ranging from the Rocky Mountain Front to Alaska’s coast, Puget Sound and Oregon, the Chicago Tribune noted in 1987 that Doig wrote of "immigrant families, dedicated schoolteachers, miners, fur trappers, town builders" and of "the uncertainties of friendship and love, and colossal battles of will, set amid the vast unpredictabilities of a land noted for sudden deadly floods, agonizing droughts, blizzards and forest fires." Doig himself would later say "I come from the lariat proletariat, the working-class point of view." “This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind,” Doig's 1977 memoir, was finalist for the National Book Award for Contemporary Thought, and in 2007, Doig won the University of Colorado's Center of the American West's Wallace Stegner Award. Doig's 2006 novel "The Whistling Season" became a New York Times best-seller.


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