Andrew Krivak discusses his new novel, Like the Appearance of Horses.

Like the Appearance of Horses is the freestanding culmination of my three novels set in the fictional town of Dardan, Pennsylvania. It takes...

National Endowment for the Arts Podcast

Listen to this interview with me on the “National Endowment for the Arts Podcast” for the NEA’s “Big Read.” Andrew Krivak's novel The Bear,...

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Selection, 2022-2023

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read will feature 15 titles for 2022–2023 programming, with books that represent a diverse ran...

Banff Mountain Book Competition Mountain Fiction and Poetry Award Presentation

The 2020 Banff Mountain Book Competition Jury presents this year’s Mountain Fiction and Poetry Award.

Interview and Reading at Five Sparks

I did a reading and interview with Five Sparks. You can see it below, or check out their website to order a signed copy of my book The Bear.

Marginalia: On 'The Bear' And The End Of Mankind

On the Marginalia podcast with Beth Golay at KMUW Wichita. Listen here: Marginalia: Andrew Krivak On ‘The Bear’ And The End Of Mankind

A personal note on writing The Bear

The Bear began as a story I used to tell my young sons about a bear who helped my father and me find our dog when I was a boy and he (the dog) was lost in the woods. As my sons got older, the story evolved from a quick bedtime vignette to a tale in which the boy of the story became much more attached to the bear. Then my daughter was born, and the boy became the girl.

The Signal Flame is among the finalists for the 2018 Chautauqua Prize.

The winner will be announced in Mid-may. Read more about it at

Presenting the 2017 Dlpp Richard C Holbrooke Award to Colm Toibin

Presentation of Colm Tóbín for the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award at the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Dayton, Ohi...

NPR Interview

Listen to this interview with me on “ArtScene” with Erika Funkeon at WVIA Public Media

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2012

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction. Acceptance speech for The Sojourn.

Inspiration Behind The Sojourn

On my desk I kept a photograph I have of my grandfather, a boyish-looking seventeen, posing with three other “gunners” of the Austro-Hungari...

A Conversation on The Sojourn

Q: This kind of story is one that could fill volumes. How did you manage it in so few pages? What kind of research did you conduct? A: Wh...

Excerpt from The Sojourn

ZLEE AND I WERE LUCKY TO HAVE JOINED UP TOGETHER. Basic training, with its weeks of constant drilling from dawn well into the night, seemed ...