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Feb. 16, April 8: Book release, signing about blind adventurer

PULLMAN, Wash. – The only blind man to reach the summit of Mount Everest completed his latest feat – solo kayaking all 277 miles of the Grand Canyon – in 2014. A book release party for his memoir about that adventure, co-written with Washington State University clinical professor of English Buddy Levy (pictured at right), will […]

Exxon Valdez book wins Western writers award

By Caryn Lawton, WSU Press PULLMAN, Wash. – A book about the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill won the Western Writers of America 2015 Spur Award in the Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction category. “Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster” also is a finalist in the annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the […]