James “Jim” Harrison (born December 11, 1937) is an American author known for his poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and writings about food. He is considered a regional writer and his work has been compared to that of Faulkner and Hemingway. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Outside, Playboy, Men’s Journal, and The New York Times Magazine. He has published several collections of novellas, including Legends of the Fall (1979), which contained two that were eventually turned into films: Revenge (1990) and Legends of the Fall (1994). Much of Harrison’s writing depicts sparsely populated regions of North America with many stories set in places such as Nebraska’s Sand Hills, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Montana’s mountains. He divides his time between a cabin in Michigan, a ranch in New Mexico and most recently a Montana home.
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