SCOTT ABBOTT is the author of Fictions of Freemasonry: Freemasonry and the German Novel, Wild Rides & Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes (with Sam Rushforth, Torrey House Press), Immortal for Quite Some Time (motivated by his brother’s AIDS-related death), The Perfect Fence: Untangling the Meanings of Barbed Wire (with Lyn Ellen Bennett), and two books with Žarko Radaković published both in English and Serbo-Croatian: Repetitions and Vampires & A Reasonable Dictionary. His book of essays, Dwelling in the Promised Land as a Stranger: Personal Encounters with Mormon Institutions, is forthcoming with By Common Consent Press. He translated Nobel Prize awardee Peter Handke’s A Journey to the Rivers: Justice for Serbia, Handke’s play Voyage by Dugout: the Play of the Film of the War, Handke’s lengthy ode To Duration, and for the documentary film Peter Handke: In the Woods, May Be Late by Corinna Belz, produced the English-language subtitles. He blogs at “The Goalie’s Anxiety." Professor of Integrated Studies, Philosophy and Humanities at Utah Valley University, he lives in Woodland Hills, Utah.
SAM RUSHFORTH is former Dean of the College of Science and Health at Utah Valley University. Under his watch, the university has grown to 33,000 students. He studies aquatic botany and wetland ecology and has published more than one hundred papers and books. He has mentored nearly forty graduate students, who are now working all over the world. He lives in Orem, Utah.