William deBuys



Santa Fe New Mexican


Who’s Who...who’s Here

William deBuys is the author of ten books, including The Last Unicorn: ASearch for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures (one of the Christian Science Monitor’s ten best nonfiction books of 2015) andAGreat Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest. His River of Traps (with photographer Alex Harris) was a Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalist in 1991. His most recent book, The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of Loss, appeared in August 2021. He has been a Kluge Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress (2018), a Guggenheim Fellow (20082009) and a Lyndhurst Fellow (1986-1988). He served as founding chair of the Valles Caldera Trust, which administered the 89,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve (20012004). He lives on a farm in NewMexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains.