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William Dietrich ('73)

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William Dietrich (’73, Fairhaven Interdisciplinary Concentration, Journalism) began his writing career as a Fairhaven College student. Professors Don McLeod and Bob Keller both were mentors and a source of encouragement in creative writing, Dietrich says.

Dietrich went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for his work at the Seattle Times and later taught Environmental Journalism at Western – serving as a mentor for another generation of writers.

Books include: The Ethan Gage Adventure series, including “The Barbed Crown” (Harper, 2013), and the non-fiction work, “The Final Forest,” (Penguin, 1993)

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