John Larison earned an MFA from Oregon State in 2007, and has taught as an writing instructor at SWLF since. Before attending OSU, he studied philosophy and literature at the University of Oregon and worked as a fly fishing guide. He is the author of four books and a frequent contributor to outdoor magazines, including Angler's Journal and The Drake. Whiskey When We're Dry, his most recent novel, has been named a best book of summer by Goodreads, Entertainment Weekly, and others, and was a September 2018 Indie Next Pick. It was featured on NPR's All Things Considered, and is currently being adapted into a feature film.