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Langdon Cook


LANGDON COOK has worked as a professional writer and editor his entire adult life. He was a reporter with the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Berkeley Voice before moving to Seattle to earn his MFA in fiction writing at the University of Washington, where he studied with well-known authors David Shields and Laura Kalpakian. In the late-90s he turned to the nascent Web, first with Microsoft's MSN and then, where he was a senior book editor. In 2004 he left Amazon to live in a cabin off the grid with his wife and son. More recently he has worked as a freelance magazine writer and editor for such publications as Conservation Magazine. His writing has appeared in Outside Magazine, Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, The Stranger, and other publications.

Lang received his B.A., cum laude, from Middlebury College in Vermont. He was the recipient of the Joyce Waddell Writing Award at the University of Washington, received the Margery Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, and attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference on a grant.

Langdon's blog, Fat-Of-The-Land was named Best Local Foods Blog by Seattle Weekly in 2009.

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