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, Edible Seattle, and Publishers Weekly, among other places. Her work has been anthologized in the collections YOU: An Anthology of Essays Devoted to the Second Person and Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze (forthcoming).

Margot is the recipient of grants and residencies from Columbia University, the Ohioana Library, the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, Bread Loaf, and the Jack Straw Writers Program. She writes in Seattle at the writers' collective Type Set. Seal Press will release the anthology she co-edited with Kelly McMastersThis is the Place: Women Writing About Home, in Fall 2017.


To reach Margot, contact her here.

Andrew Blauner, Blauner Books
andrew at blaunerbooks dot com

Sharon Kunz, Seal Press (for This Is the Place)
sharon.kunz at hbgusa dot com

Contact Sandy See, University of Oklahoma Press, for Horses That Buck or contact the author directly.

For information on Margot's technical writing, click here.