Bill DeBuys

WILLIAM DEBUYS is the author of ten books, including The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures (one of The Christian Science Monitor’s ten best nonfiction books of 2015) and A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American West. 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 2021. He has been a Kluge Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress (2018), a Guggenheim Fellow (2008-2009), and a Lyndhurst Fellow (1986-1988). He served as founding chair of the Valles Caldera Trust, which administers the 89,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve (2001-2004). DeBuys lives on the farm he has tended since 1976 in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Bill DeBuys' featured book is: 'The Trail to Kanjiroba'

If you purchase a festival ticket (on the SFLF website) that is INCLUSIVE of the author's featured book, you will receive that book upon check-in for that event at the festival.

If you purchase the book directly through Collected Works, your book will be available for pickup at 202 Galisteo St (inside the brick and mortar bookstore, including during the festival).

The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of Loss By William deBuys, Rebecca Gaal (Illustrator) Cover Image
By William deBuys, Rebecca Gaal (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781644210642
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Published: Seven Stories Press - August 17th, 2021

The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures By William deBuys Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316232876
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 6th, 2015

A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest By William Debuys Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780199974672
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 2013

Enchantment and Exploitation: The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range, Revised and Expanded Edition By William Debuys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826353429
Published: University of New Mexico Press - December 15th, 2015

Valles Caldera: A New Vision for New Mexico's National Preserve By William deBuys, Don J. Usner Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780890136577
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Published: Museum of New Mexico Press - September 15th, 2021

The Walk By William Debuys Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781595340597
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Published: Trinity University Press - August 25th, 2009

River of Traps: A New Mexico Mountain Life By William Debuys, Alex Harris Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781595340351
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Published: Trinity University Press - February 1st, 2008

The Inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival was a huge success!

Collected Works was very proud to have been on-site all weekend as the official bookstore of the Santa Fe Festival. Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, Jon Krakauer, amongst others, spent time in our mini-bookstore in the lobby of the Convention Center and signed hundreds of books, which we now have in stock. So if you missed the festival but are looking for a signed copy of one of their books, please call us or come in to browse.

Purchase your books by festival authors directly from CW below:

Margaret AtwoodFreddie BitsoieSandra CisnerosLynn ClineWilliam deBuysAshley FordJohn GrishamRoshi Joan HalifaxJoy HarjoAnne HillermanCheryl Alters JamisonCraig JohnsonAsma KhanPhil KlayJon KrakauerValeria LuiselliDeborah MadisonEmily St. John MandelGeorge R. R. MartinJames McGrath MorrisSarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co.Carmella Padilla   Douglas PrestonKirstin Valdez QuadeBob ShacochisHenry ShukmanHampton SidesBryant TerryDarryl Lorenzo WellingtonColson WhiteheadDon WinslowLawrence Wright