David Carroll Receives NHWP Lifetime Achievement Award

Author, artist and naturalist David Carroll, Warner, has received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Hampshire Writer’s Project.

MacArthur “Genius” Grant Winner, David M. Carroll is the author and illustrator of three widely acclaimed natural histories, The Year of the Turtle, Trout Reflections and Swampwalker’s Journal (the wet sneaker trilogy).

In 2004, Carroll released his semi-autobiography Self Portrait with Turtles. David’s art and writing, as well as his extensive fieldwork with turtles and wetlands, has been widely featured and nationally recognized. His book Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Notebook was recently named a finalist for the National Book Award.

The members of the NHWP Board were proud to select Carroll as this year’s Lifetime Achievement award. His outstanding literary and artistic accomplishments combined with his commitment to the arts and literary community of New Hampshire made him a clear choice. — via NH Writers’ Project – Literary Awards.

What is a hydromancer?

See the NH Authors Series, Rebecca Rule’s 2007 interview with Carroll  in which he talks about hydromancing and his writing, art and passion for turtles …via http://www.nhptv.org/authors/detail.asp?eid=570.

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