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Jon Gosch

County: Spokane County



Amanda McCloskey, 2018


Grants for Artist Projects 2019
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Jon Gosch is a national award-winning journalist and novelist born in Longview, WA – a working-class mill town on the lower Columbia. His articles and photographs have appeared in numerous national and regional publications, and his 2017 interview on Northwestern Outdoors Radio was voted the best Conservation/Nature radio segment in the nation by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. In 2018, he published Deep Fire Rise, a novel set in southwest Washington during the Mount St. Helens eruption which was honored as a 2019 Spur Award Finalist for Best Contemporary Novel by the Western Writers of America. Jon is currently the editor-in-chief of Latah Books in Spokane.

Jon received 2019 GAP Award funding for WOBBLIES, a WWI-era novel concerning the radical labor-organizing activities of the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) throughout the woods, mines, and farms of the Pacific Northwest. This generous funding will allow him to research at the State Archives in Olympia and visit historically relevant sites in Centralia, Seattle, Yakima, Wenatchee, and Butte, Montana.

Artist Trust thanks the Amazon Literary Partnership for underwriting this award through Artist Trust’s Corporate Partnership program. For information about supporting Washington State artists, visit here.

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