Ron Ellis is the author of Cogan’s Woods and Brushes with Nature: The Art of Ron Van Gilder and editor of
In That Sweet Country (Uncollected Writings of Harry Middleton) and Of Woods & Waters: A Kentucky Outdoors Reader. His stories have appeared in
Sporting Classics, Kentucky Monthly, Kentucky
Afield, The Contemporary Sportsman, The
Contemporary Wingshooter, First Draft,
and The Journal of Kentucky Studies. He is a
contributor to Afield: American Writers
on Bird Dogs, Astream: American
Writers on Fly Fishing, and The
Gigantic Book of Hunting
Stories. He was selected to
attend the University of
Writing Institute in 1998 to
study with the celebrated fiction
and nature writer Rick Bass. He
is a recipient of the Kentucky Arts
Council’s Al Smith Individual Artist
Fellowship (2012) and Professional
Assistance Award (2004). He lives
in his native Kentucky.
10TH Anniversary Edition
With a new foreword by Rick Bass and a preface by Nick Lyons.
In recognition of artistic excellence, Ron Ellis is the recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.