Trevor Herriot is a prairie naturalist living on the northern edge of the Great Plains. Before embarking on the journey that became The Road Is How: A Prairie Pilgrimage Through Nature, Desire, and Soul, he received advice from an aboriginal spirit advisor to fast on a hilltop. After three days of “boredom and misery punctuated by moments of dread and anxiety,” Trevor “floated down the hill, buzzing with a mix of sunstroke, hunger-induced euphoria, and enough of the Moses complex to convince me that I might have a few nuggets of truth to carry the nations through the next phase of history.”

His book Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds was a Globe and Mail Top 100 book and was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Non-Fiction Prize, the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, and the William Saroyan International Prize. River in a Dry Land: A Prairie Passage received several national awards and a nomination for the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction. Trevor’s writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic. He has taught writing at The Banff Centre and St. Peter’s College.

Trevor lives in Regina with his family, and posts regularly on his blog.