Mr. Mike Branch

Nevada, United States

Member Since: 04/29/2016

Michael Branch is Professor of Literature and Environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches creative nonfiction, American literature, environmental writing, and film studies. He is co-founder of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and series co-editor of the University of Virginia Press book series Under the Sign of Nature. He has published five books and more than 200 essays, articles, and reviews, and his essays have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and recognized as “Notable Essays” in The Best American Essays (three times), The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. His three forthcoming books are Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness (Roost Books, August 2016); Rants from theHill (Roost Books, 2017); and, ‘The Best Read Naturalist’: Nature Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (co-edited with Clinton Mohs, University of Virginia Press, 2017). Mike lives with his wife and two young daughters in the remote, high-elevation Great Basin Desert of western Nevada.



  • Doctoral Degree in English from University of Virginia (June 1993)
  • Master of Arts in English from University of Virgnia (June 1987)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction