Eudora Welty: All Serious Daring Starts from Within (essay)

Fenton Johnson is the author of two novels, Crossing the River (1989) and Scissors, Paper, Rock (1993), as well as Geography of the Heart: A Memoir (1996), Keeping Faith: A Skeptic’s Journey among Christian and Buddhist Monks (2003), and essays and stories for Harper’s Magazine, the New York Times, and many literary quarterlies. His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, two Lambda Literary Awards, and the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award for best gay/lesbian nonfiction. Johnson teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Arizona.