William Least Heat-Moon
William Trogdon, who writes under the name of William Least Heat-Moon, was born of English-Irish-Osage ancestry in Kansas City, Missouri.
He holds a bachelor's degree in photojournalism and a doctorate in English from the University of Missouri. He lives near Columbia, Missouri, on an old tobacco farm he's returning to forest.
He is the author of the classic books Blue Highways, PrairyErth, River-Horse, and Roads to Quoz. His latest work, Here There Elsewhere, will be published in early 2013.