James Morrison

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BUFFALO TRACE: A THREEFOLD VIBRATION featured on KCRW's "Bookworm," September 2018.

An interview with James on the Michigan Quarterly Review website, December 2011.


June 18-20, 2009: Appearance at the Ocean State Writers' Conference, University of Rhode Island.

July 1, 2009: Reading at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 7:30 pm.

July 3, 2009: Reading at McIntyre's Books, Fearrington Village/​Chapel Hill, NC, 2 pm.

September 4, 2009: Reading at Cameron University, Oklahoma, 7-9 pm.

October 17, 2009: Reading at The Book Cellar, Chicago, Illinois, 7:00 pm.

October 19, 2009: Reading at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis, MN, 7:30 pm.

January 28, 2010: Reading at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.

February 14, 2010: Reading at Parents' Weekend, Claremont McKenna College.

April 7-10, 2010:
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, appearing on panel, "Writing Intimacy, Writing Sex" (with Barrie Jean Borich, Mary Cappello, Alexander Chee, and Peter Covino), Denver, Colorado.

April 18, 2010: Reading at
Rhapsodomancy Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA.

April 30, 2011: Appearance at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, panel on The Brokeback Book: From Story to Cultural Phenomenon. Harris Auditorium, University of Southern California, 3:25 p.m.

Selected Works

Creative Nonfiction
"One of the great books about education." - Charles Baxter
"As the story unfolds its mysteries, the truth at its core is at once painful and uplifting - an enduring lesson but also a delight." - Kyoko Mori
Nine short stories by "an extraordinary writer." -Paul Lisicky
This is finally a novel of genuine growth and change in a richly drawn character we come to love."
–Jonathan Strong
Creative nonfiction
Morrison’s memoir has a freshness and rich depth that set it apart.
Publishers Weekly