Rick Bass

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Birthday
7, 1958
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
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Birthday
7, 1958 (age 61)
Birthplace
Texas

About

An American author and environmental activist, he is best known for his 1999 novel, Where the Sea Used to Be. He was a 2006 finalist for the Story Prize and a 2008 finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award.

Before Fame

He started writing short stories on his lunch breaks while working as a petroleum geologist in Jackson, Mississippi.

Trivia

He published his acclaimed memoir, Why I Came West, in 2008.

Family Life

The son of a Texas-based geologist, he married artist Elizabeth Hughes Bass.

Associated With

He and James Hart are both natives of Fort Worth, Texas.