John C. Davies was brought up and educated in London, United Kingdom. He read English language and literature at Kings College, London, where he gained an M. Phil. He was awarded a Ph.D. in American Studies from Nottingham University and was head of American Studies at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln. He has published articles on William Carlos Williams, Craig Lesley, Molly Gloss, and Robin Cody and has presented papers on Northwest authors at conferences of the Western Literature Association. He has taught ten summer sessions on northwestern literature at Portland State University.
Craig Lesley (1945-)
In both his fiction and nonfiction, writer and teacher Craig Lesley speaks for his fellow rural western workers. His novels and short stories assert the power of unobtrusive virtues, such as skill, hard work, group loyalty, courage, and dogged persistence. His oeuvre is part of a new wave of western …
Molly Gloss (1944-)
Molly Gloss, prize-winning novelist and short-story writer, was born in 1944 and has lived in and near Portland all her life. As a child, she benefited from family trips through the West, her father's collection of westerns, and the Multnomah County Library. She studied history and English at Portland State …
Robin Cody (1943-)
Robin Cody, born in St. Helens, Oregon, in 1943, was educated at Estacada High School and at Yale University. A writer and riverman, Cody has also been a teacher, an army officer, a university administrator, a baseball umpire, a basketball referee, a long-distance bicyclist, and a school bus driver. …