Book Launch: “On the Trail of the Jackalope” with author Michael Branch
Join us for a book launch with celebrated author, Michael Branch for the release of his new book, On the Trail of the Jackalope. Discover the never-before-told story of the horned rabbit—the myths, the hoaxes, the very real scientific breakthrough it inspired—and how it became a cultural touchstone of the American West.
Doors open at 5 pm for book sales and hosted beer. Book signing to follow.
Michael Branch is University Foundation Professor of English at UNR. His nine books include three works of humorous creative nonfiction inspired by the Great Basin Desert: Raising Wild (2016), Rants from the Hill (2017), and How to Cuss in Western (2018). Mike has published more than 300 essays and reviews, including pieces recognized as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays, The Best Creative Nonfiction, The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and the humor collection The Best American Non-required Reading. He is the recipient of Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award, the Western Literature Association Frederick Manfred Award for Creative Writing, and the Montana Prize for Humor.