JOHN HALES has published essays in Georgia Review, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Southern Review, Hudson Review, Ascent, and in the anthology On Nature: Great Writers on the Great Outdoors. His work has been cited numerous times in Best American Essays and in Best American Science and Nature Writing, and has been a finalist twice for the Missouri Review Editors Prize. He was recently awarded a Pushcart Prize, and was profiled as one of Twenty-Five Nonfiction Writers to Watch in Writer's Digest.
Praise for John Hales:
"Love, War and Deer Hunting, a dense and rich essay, weaves many weighty philosophical, sociocultural and psychological issues into its fabric. In this single piece we find a story of coming of age, masculine rights of passage, the influence of culture on personality, the psychological mechanisms of denial and rationalization, the unity of life, the issue of personal responsibility, and a fundamental struggle of the human condition -- finding a balance between losing and maintaining control."
- Karen Rosica, Creative Nonfiction