Robert D. Richardson

Robert D. Richardson is a biographer and literary historian. His books include Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind (1986), Emerson: The Mind on Fire (1995), and William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism (2006). He has been the recipient of many prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim, a Huntington Library, and a National Humanities Center Fellowship. He taught for many years at the University of Denver, and he and his wife, Annie Dillard, have called Key West home since 1994.