Christine Byl

Christine Byl is the author of Lookout, a recipient of a 2023 Montana Book Award Honor and short-listed for the Center for Fiction’s 2023 First Novel prize; and Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, a book about trail crews, tools, wildness, gender, and labor, which was a finalist for the 2014 Willa Award in nonfiction. Her prose has appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, The Sun, Crazyhorse and Brevity, among others; she has been a Breadloaf Fellow, a recipient of Rasmuson grants, and the Alaska Literary Award in 2015. Christine has worked as a professional trail-builder for 25+ years. She lives with her family in Interior Alaska on the homelands of Dene’ people.