John Rember AUTHOR
John Rember John Rember is a fourth-generation Idahoan. Recurring themes in his writing include the meaning of place, the impact of tourism on the West, and the weirdness of everyday life.

His latest short story collection is Sudden Death, Over Time (Wordcraft of Oregon: 2012). MFA in a Box: A Why to Write Book (Dream of Things: 2010) includes stories and advice on writing. John’s memoir Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley (Pantheon: 2003; Vintage: 2004) was named the 2003 Idaho Book of the Year by the Idaho Library Association. He has two other collections of short stories, Cheerleaders from Gomorrah: Tales from the Lycra Archipelago (Confluence: 1994) and Coyote in the Mountains (Limberlost: 1989), as well as numerous articles and columns in magazines and newspapers, including Travel and Leisure, Wildlife Conservation, High Desert Journal, and The Huffington Post. He was a professor of writing for many years, most recently as a core faculty member of the Pacific University MFA program (Forest Grove, Oregon). He is Writer-at-Large at The College of Idaho in Caldwell.

John lives in the Sawtooth Valley of Central Idaho.