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Ivan C. Doig

Ivan C. Doig (BSJ61, MSJ62), an award-winning author, was born in White Sulphur Springs, Mont., and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, where much of his writing takes place. His most recent novel, “Work Song,” was published in 2010. His other novels include “The Eleventh Man” (2008), “The Whistling Season” (2006), “Prairie Nocturne” (2003), “Mountain Time” (1999) and “Bucking the Sun” (1996). Doig's first book, the highly acclaimed memoir, "This House of Sky," published in 1978, was a finalist for the National Book Award of Contemporary Thought. It received a Christopher Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, and the Governor's Writers Day Award. Another book, "Heart Earth," received the 1993 David W. and Beatrice C. Evans Biography Award for the best biography in the Rocky Mountain West. Doig earned a Ph.D. in American history at the University of Washington, writing his dissertation about John J. McGilvra (1827-1903).