The latest book by Julia Corbett, professor of communication and environmental humanities, won the Reading the West Book Award for Nonfiction in 2018. “Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday” was also the featured book at the recent Celebrate U event of faculty achievements hosted by the vice president for research and Marriott Library.
Reading the West is awarded annually by the Mountain and Plains Independent Booksellers Association, a collection of independent booksellers, publishers, sales reps, wholesalers and industry professionals. Past nonfiction winners include Terry Tempest Williams, Judy Blunt, Timothy Egan, Wallace Stegner and Donald Worster.
University of Nevada Press describes the book as an introspective collection of essays that ruminate the practical and existential challenges of living an environmentally aware life with all of its ironies and contradictions.