Signing books at the 2006 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Madison, Wisconsin
|Born||March 1, 1952|
|Notable awards||Agatha Award, Anthony Award|
Nevada Barr (born March 1, 1952) is an American author of mystery fiction. She is known for her Anna Pigeon series, which is primarily set in a series of national parks and other protected areas of the United States.
Although Barr was born in Yerington, Nevada, she was named not after her state of birth but after a character in one of[ which? ] her father's favorite books. She grew up in Johnstonville, California, and finished college at the University of California, Irvine. With a master's degree in drama, she pursued a career in theater, TV, films, commercials and voice work for almost two decades.
When Barr's then-husband changed careers from being a theatre director and became interested in the environmental movement, she began working as a seasonal park ranger in the summer. Her first permanent park ranger job was on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. She created the character of Anna Pigeon while working at her second seasonal job in Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas. Pigeon is a law enforcement ranger with the United States National Park Service. The books in the series take place in various national parks (and other protected areas) where Pigeon solves murders that are often related to natural resource issues. The Anna Pigeon character shares several similarities with Barr, such as working as a park ranger and having had a husband who worked in the theater in New York City.
Barr became a full-time writer when her books began to achieve commercial success. [ when? ] reside in Ashland, Oregon.She and her husband currently
Barr has published three other novels besides the Anna Pigeon series in addition to a non-fiction book:
Barr's début novel, Track of the Cat, won the 1994 Anthony Award and Agatha Award for "Best First Novel".Her next novel, Superior Death, was nominated for the Dilys Award in 1995. Firestorm was nominated for the 1997 Anthony Award in the "Best Novel" category. Blind Descent was the next novel to receive attention from the mystery community, receiving a "Best Novel" nomination at the 1999 Anthony Awards, Dilys Awards and the Macavity Awards in the same year. Deep South, published in 2000, won the Barry Award for "Best Novel" and was again nominated for the Anthony Award in the same category.
In 2011, the National Parks Conservation Association honored Barr with the Robin W. Winks Award for Enhancing Public Understanding of National Parks. The award recognizes an individual or organization that has effectively communicated the values of the National Park System to the American public.
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