Robert Root

Robert Root is an essayist and memoirist as well as a teacher of creative nonfiction. His nature essays have been collected in Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place and his full-length creative nonfiction includes Recovering Ruth: A Biographer’s Tale, Following Isabella: Travels in Colorado Then and Now, and Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth. He has also edited and published several books, including two historical manuscripts, one of them by his grandmother. He has been an artist-in-residence at Isle Royale, Rocky Mountain, and Acadia National Parks. He is also the author of E. B. White: The Emergence of an Essayist and The Nonfictionist’s Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction. His memoir, Happenstance, is a meditation on identity through images. His website is