Fred Haefele's essays have appeared in Outside, Wired, The New York Times Magazine, American Heritage, Salon.com, Montana Magazine and Newsday. He has received literary fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Stanford University. He is the author of the award-winning motorcycle memoir Rebuilding the Indian (Riverhead Books, 1998, Bison Books, 2005). Haefele has taught creative writing at the University of Montana and at Stanford, where he was a Jones Lecturer. He lives in Helena with his wife, writer Caroline Patterson, and two children.