Margot Kahn is the author of Horses That Buck, the biography of world champion rodeo cowboy Bill Smith and his changing American West. The book won the High Plains Book Award and was named a New West Best Book of 2008. A graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program in nonfiction, her essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in Tablet Magazine, River Teeth, The Los Angeles Review, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Alaska Airlines Magazine, and Publishers Weekly, among other places. Her work has been anthologized in the collections YOU: An Anthology Devoted to the Second Person and Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze (forthcoming from Sasquatch Books in Fall 2017). Margot is the recipient of grants and residencies from Columbia University, the Ohionana Library Association, the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, Bread Loaf, and the Jack Straw Writers Program, and writes in Seattle at the writers’ collective Type Set. Seal Press will release the anthology she co-edited with Kelly McMasters, This is the Place: Women Writing About Home, in Fall 2017.

Photo by Mary Grace Long

Photo by Mary Grace Long