Barry Lopez was an essayist, author, and short story writer who traveled extensively in both remote and populated parts of the world. He was the author of Arctic Dreams, winner of the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the John Burroughs and Christopher medals; and eight works of fiction, including Light Action in the Caribbean, Field Notes, and Resistance. His essays are collected in Crossing Open Ground and About This Life. He contributed regularly to Granta, Georgia Review, Orion, Outside, Paris Review, Manoa, and other publications. His work has appeared in dozens of anthologies, including Best American Essays, Best Spiritual Writing, and the “best” collections from National Geographic, Outside, Georgia Review, Paris Review, and other magazines.