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Paul Gruchow

Paul Gruchow was an author, editor, and conservationist. He was born May 23, 1947 in Montevideo, Minnesota and raised on a small, subsistence farm. Gruchow held writer-in-residence positions at St. Olaf College, Concordia College, and the University of Minnesota. Gruchow edited The Worthington Globe, and his writing has appeared in the Utne Reader, New York Times, Hungry Mind Review, and Nature Conservancy. In 1996, Gruchow won the Minnesota Book Award for Grass Roots: The Universe of Home. In 1998, he won the Minnesota Book Award and the John T. Flanagan Award for Boundary Waters. His work examines the relationship between land and community, life (human and non-human) on the tall-grass prairies, and the effects of nature on the mind and spirit. Gruchow died in Duluth, Minnesota on February 22, 2004.

About the collection:

Papers, 1968-2017 (4 boxes) contains personal correspondence from Paul Gruchow discussing his personal life, writing, and social, environmental, and political observations. The collection also contains personal journals and working notebooks, manuscripts for his posthumous memoir, essays, short fiction, and lectures.



The Paul Gruchow Foundation

Last updated: July 9, 2021