John Hildebrand is the author of four nonfiction books, the most recent of which is The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac (2014), a collection of essays that previously appeared in Wisconsin Trails. A Northern Front, essays published earlier in such magazines as Harper’s, Audubon, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Manoa, and The Missouri Review, was published in 2005. His first two books are Mapping the Farm: The Chronicles of a Family (1995) and Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon (1988). His work has been translated into German and Italian.
In 1977 he joined the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He received the Maxwell Schoenfeld Distinguished Professorship and the Excellence in Scholarship Award from UWEC. Other awards include a Bush Artist Fellowship and a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship
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