First NORTHLAND Excerpts Out

The first excerpts of NORTHLAND are out. See a piece from Montana’s Medicine Line in Outside Magazine here. Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border (available for preorder now) offers searing portraits of the people and places that live on the line between the United States and Canada. Author […]

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NORTHLAND Gets Starred Kirkus Review

The southern border of the United States gets all the attention, but it’s barely half as long as the northern border; its story is “a tale of early mistakes, and more than two centuries of fixes.” Fox (Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow, 2013), a Maine […]

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OUTSIDE Review of Best New Expedition Books

North America was not the land of milk and honey that early explorers sought. It was a rocky, cold, foreboding obstacle blocking the way to the riches of Asia. The Vikings, Hernán Cortés, Juan de Fuca, Martin Frobisher, Sir Francis Drake, and virtually every captain dispatched across the pond by […]

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MPR Reacts to NYTimes Cover

MPR News Reflections and observations on the news Arts & Culture A cure for politics? Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Bob Collins October 21, 2016, 1:45 PM12 Comments No pressure, Boundary Waters, but the New York Times this afternoon is telling the nation you’re the cure for the political cesspool gripping the […]

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MacDowell Art of Nonfiction Grant

Journalism Initiative Support Makes Finding the Long Arcs Possible Deep reporting in writer’s project about U.S.-Canada border is one of 15 fellowships assisted by MacDowell long-form journalism push. By Jonathan Gourlay Journalist Porter Fox arrived at The MacDowell Colony late last January armed with hundreds of stories and countless historical vignettes […]

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MPR Northland Interview

The Great Lakes from aboard a 740-foot ship Arts & Culture Aug 29, 2016 LISTEN 7min 40sec Writer Porter Fox recently caught his first glimpse of Lake Superior from the deck of a 740-foot-long freighter loaded with iron ore. He managed to hitch a ride on one of the freighters […]

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Northland in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Writer Porter Fox journeyed across the Great Lakes by freighter for a book about the North On a journey across the Great Lakes by freighter, a writer explores Minnesota’s watery border. By Sharyn Jackson Star Tribune OCTOBER 4, 2016 — 4:32PM SARA FOX, NEW YORK TIMES  The Algoma Equinox passes […]

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