New book released by Kent Cowgill, Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs.


From University of Wisconsin Press:

If you’re an angler who enjoys good, well-written stories about fly fishing, you’ll love the new book by Kent Cowgill, Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs.  Cowgill, whose tales have appeared in Field & Stream, Fly Rod & Reel, Trout, The Atlantic Salmon Journal, and several other major outdoor magazines, lives on a brook trout stream near the Upper Mississippi River in Minnesota, but his angling compulsion has taken him to waters throughout North America and abroad.  The varied stories in Sunlit Riffles vividly reflect that rich diversity.

The 2010 winner of Fly Rod & Reel’s Traver Award for excellence in angling fiction, Cowgill brings to life a remarkably wide range of fly-fishing experience, from the riotously comic to the dark edges of tragedy and streamside rage.

Here are just a few of the reviewers’ reactions to his book:

“A look at fishing and fishermen with the kind of sidelong glance you might not expect.”
—John Gierach, editor at large of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine

“Experienced fly fishers will appreciate many more angles…than others will because it’s written for us.” Fly Rod & Reel

“His ability to relate places—as well as personalities—is on par with the best fishing writers in the craft, past or present.” TROUT Magazine

“Cowgill’s finely wrought stories aren’t really about fly fishing; they’re about fly fishermen, and the moral and existential dilemmas these fishermen are made to confront in the course of practicing their putatively gentle art.” Sporting Classics

“Among the best writers in this genre.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune

For more information, contact Elena Spagnolie, Publicity Manager: [email protected], Phone: 608-263-0734, Fax: 608-263-1132
Pricing through the University of Wisconsin Press: Cloth $19.95, ISBN 978-0-299-28913-3


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