Barry Lopez, essayist, short-story writer and international traveler, is the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award. Among his other nonfiction books are About This Life and Of Wolves and Men (a National Book Award finalist). Lopez is considered one of the nation's premier nature writers. In his nonfiction he often examines the relationship between human culture and physical landscape. He is also the author of several award-winning works of fiction, including Field Notes, Winter Count, and a novella-length fable, Crow and Weasel, and Light Action in the Caribbean, a collection of stories. His most recent work is Resistance (2004), a book of interrelated stories Lopez's eloquent response to the recent ideological changes in American society.