The voices of the wild are everywhere, including inside ourselves.
Mary Taylor Young
Writing on Landscape, Heritage & Place
I was truly honored to be recognized by my peers with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from CAL!
Mary is among 21 authors comprising the first inductees into the newly-established Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held September 14 in Denver.
The Hall of Fame was created to honor and promote the works of outstanding published authors from all genres and generations who have a vibrant connection to Colorado, to ensure their legacies won’t be lost. It includes Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State and Ambassador to the United, novelists Stephen King, Louis L'Amour, Clive Cussler, Rex Burns and Margaret Coel, and nature photographer John Fielder. This is the first authors hall of fame in the country.
“Writing about the wild places and wild things of Colorado and the West has been my life for more than 30 years. I’ve been fortunate to make a living writing about things I am passionate about, and that really matter,” Mary says. "I am honored to be among such accomplished colleagues being inducted into the Hall of Fame."
Author of 18 books, Mary has spent more than 30 years celebrating
the landscape, wildlife and heritage of Colorado and the American West.
Winner of numerous awards, she has been identified as one of the
best-known nonfiction writers in Colorado.
Awarded for exemplary literary achievement and a canon of writing that communicates a deep understanding, celebration, and love of the West. Past winners include Frank Waters (first winner, 1993), Barbara Kingsolver, Tony Hillerman, Margaret Coel and CJ Box.
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