Bob Cowser, Jr.'s most recent book Green Fields: Crime, Punishment, and a Boyhood Between won "Best Memoir 2010" from the Adirondack Center for Writers, and an excerpt earned a "Notable Essays" citation in the 2012 Best American Essays anthology. His first book, Dream Season, was a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice" and "Paperback Row" selection and was listed among the Chronicle of Higher Education's best-ever college sports books. Cowser is also the author of Scorekeeping, a collection of coming-of-age essays, and editor of Why We're Here: New York Essayists on Living Upstate, and his work has appeared widely in American literary magazines.
Recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Cowser is Professor of English at St. Lawrence University, where he teaches courses in nonfiction writing and American literature and was named the 2012 Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Member. He is also Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty Member with Ashland University's Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts program and serves as associate editor of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, published at Ashland. He is also currently New York State Coordinator for the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program