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Trevor Herriot
Audience Age Groups
Secondary (Grades 10-12)

Trevor Herriot

Trevor Herriot is a prairie naturalist, illustrator and writer. His new book is Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds (HarperCollins, February, 2009). It won two Saskatchewan Book Awards, and was short-listed for the Writer’s Trust Non-fiction Prize, the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing (non-fiction). His first book, River in a Dry Land: a Prairie Passage (McClelland & Stewart, 2000), won the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Best First Book, as well as the Writer’s Trust Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, and two Saskatchewan Book Awards. It was also short-listed for a Governor’s General Award. His second book, Jacob’s Wound: a Search for the Spirit of Wildness (M&S, 2004), was short-listed for the Writer’s Trust Award for Non-Fiction. His writing has appeared in the Globe & Mail, Canadian Geographic, Nature Canada, and several anthologies. He has written two radio documentaries for CBC Ideas and is a monthly guest on CBC Radio Saskatchewan’s Blue Sky. Trevor’s blog, “Grass Notes” ( discusses many of the stories and issues raised in Grass, Sky, Song. He lives in Regina with his wife Karen and their four children. They spend as much time as possible at a piece of prairie south of Indian Head, which they share with two other families. What others are saying about Grass, Sky, Song: “A moving testimony to a landscape in flux, and also a profound meditation on ‘wildness’ by the pre-eminent prairie naturalist of his generation.” —The Walrus “This is a remarkably moving book, a classic." — James Raffan, author of Bark, Skin and Cedar “Grass, Sky, Song takes natural history and turns it into epic." — Wayne Grady, author of Bringing Back the Dodo

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