Novelist tells tales of mountaineering


Last updated 9/5/2023 at 10:21am

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David Stevenson will share tales of mountaineering at Paulina Springs Books on September 7.

Oregon writer David Stevenson will present his latest collection of mountaineering short stories at Paulina Springs Books, on Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m.

In the new and previously uncollected stories that make up "Points of Astonishment," Stevenson follows through on the promise of his "Letters from Chamonix", winner of the Banff Mountain Book Award for Fiction and Poetry.

These eight short stories describe the fates of their fictional climbers on stages as intimate as their own living room, and as vast and unforgiving as the remote Himalaya. Stevenson stirs up a mix of humanity, language, and mountainous terrain and lays bare the answers to the question every fiction writer asks: What if?

Stevenson is the author of five books. His writing has received many awards, including the Boulevard Fiction Award for Emerging Writers, The Montana Prize for Fiction, and the H. Adams Carter Literary Award from the American Alpine Club, among others. Since 1995 he has served as the book reviews editor of The American Alpine Journal. He has taught at many universities, including the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he directed the MFA program in creative writing for fourteen years. He lives with his wife on the central coast of Oregon.

Paulina Springs Books is located at 252 W. Hood Ave.

For more information about the event call 541.549.0866 or visit


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