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Sanders was born in Memphis Tennessee in 1945 His father came from a family of cotton farmers in Mississippi his mother from an immigrant doctors family in Chicago He spent his early childhood in Tennessee and his school years in Ohio He studied physics and English at Brown University graduating in 1967 With the aid of a Marshall Scholarship he pursued graduate work at Cambridge University where he completed his PhD in English in 1971 From 1971 until his retirement in 2009 he taught at Indiana University from 1995 onward as Distinguished Professor of EnglishAmong his more than twenty books are novels collections of stories and works of personal nonfiction including Staying Put Writing from the Center and Hunting for Hope His latest books are A Private History of Awe a coming-of-age memoir love story and spiritual testament and A Conservationist Manifesto his vision of a shift from a culture of consumption to a culture of caretaking His selected essays drawn from three decades of writing will be published in a volume entitled Earth Works in January 2012 by Indiana University PressSanders has received the Lannan Literary Award the Associated Writing Programs Award in Creative Nonfiction the Great Lakes Book Award the Kenyon Review Literary Award the John Burroughs Essay Award and the Indiana Humanities Award among other honors and has received support for his writing from the Lilly Endowment the Indiana Arts Commission the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature named him the 2009 winner of the Mark Twain Award in 2010 he was named the National Winner of the Glick Indiana Authors Award in 2011 the Fellowship of Southern Writers presented him with the Cecil Woods Jr Award in Nonfiction and in 2012 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts SciencesHe is currently at work on a novel a collection of short stories and a book about the meaning
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