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Brian Payton is the author of THE WIND IS NOT A RIVER, which was chosen as an American Booksellers Association IndieNext “Great Reads” Pick, an American Library Association “Library Reads” Pick, an Amazon Book of the Month,  BookPage’s Top Fiction Pick for Jan. 2014, an Amazon Canada Best Fiction of the Year, and a “Best Book of the Year” by both the Seattle Times and BookPage. Payton is also the author of the novel HAIL MARY CORNER and two acclaimed works of narrative nonfiction: SHADOW OF THE BEAR: Travels in Vanishing Wilderness, which was a Barnes and Noble Book Club Pick and a U.S. National Outdoor Book Awards Book of the Year; and THE ICE PASSAGE: A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness, which was a finalist for the Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize. Payton lives with his family in Vancouver.