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Gordon Grice Edit Profile
He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA in English and the University of Arkansas with an Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
He has taught creative writing for California Institute of the Arts and the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. He is the author of two nonfiction books. The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators (1998) was listed among the Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Books of the Year and the New York Public Library's 25 Books to Remember for 1998.
Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals was published in 2010. Wall Street journal listed it among the "Five Best: Nature Books." Revised editions, retitled The Book of Deadly Animals appeared in 2011 (UK) and 2012 (US). Critic Mark Dery described his work thus: "Fascinated by the alien ways of the nonhuman world, Grice combines the sardonic deadpan of noir fiction with the best naturalists' unsentimental scrutiny of animal behavior and a rural midwesterner's applied knowledge of the predator-prey relationship.
A Jean-Henri Fabre for literati who drive pickups with rifle racks."
Grice has also published poetry, fiction, essays, and articles. His work has appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, Discover, Popular Science, and others.
Married Tracy Hiatt, November 25, 1987. Children: Parker, Beckett.