Michael P. Branch
ON THE TRAIL OF THE JACKALOPE: How a Legend Captured the World’s Imagination and Helped Us Cure Cancer (forthcoming from Pegasus Books)

Michael P. Branch is an award-winning writer who has long explored the culture of the American West. His writing has appeared multiple times in The Best American EssaysThe Best American Science and Nature WritingThe Best American Nonrequired Reading, and the annual Pushcart Prize anthologies, and in magazines such as OrionSlateOutside, and Pacific Standard. A graduate of the College of William and Mary (BA), and the University of Virginia (MA, PhD), Branch is a professor of English and a professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches creative nonfiction, humor studies, popular science writing, and environmental literature.