Most Idahoans are aware that Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), author of classics such as The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises; moved to
But few realize that one of Idaho’s most respected writers, Vardis Fisher (1894-1968), authored many novels, including Children of God, Tale of Valor, and Mountain Man, later made into the Hollywood film "Jeremiah Johnson". (Who doesn’t remember Robert Redford’s portrayal
And they would be shocked to learn that
While researching I discovered a reflective, well-documented, and comprehensive article about
Beyond Potato Fields: Writers of a Tough
by Joanne Davis
The Davis article and bibliography can be found at: http://www.ncteamericancollection.org/litmap/idaho.htm.