A NEW COVER FOR EXTREMOPHILIA
“Extremophilia contains fantastic, intelligent writing about a life well-lived, unfolding in the way that the best lives proceed: in exciting rushes and tumbles that are punctuated by spells of luminous, mysterious beauty and sudden, if sometimes brief, understanding.”
— Rick Bass, author of The Wild Marsh

“The West, as filtered through Fred Haefele’s utterly distinctive sensibility, is a gorgeous giant with a dark laugh. Romantics don’t quite understand that, but these clear-eyed essays do. Read them.”
— Deirdre McNamer, author of Red Rover



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RECENT INTERVIEWS
Interviews with Fred Haefele.

FEB. 28 - Brian Kahn's "Home Ground" interview



FEB. 2 - KUFM's "The Write Question"



APR. 1 - Interview in MONTANA QUARTERLY

EXTREMOPHILIA
River Rats, Timber Tramps, Biker Trash,
and Realtors: New and Selected Writings


From working as a timber faller and a tree doctor to profiling environmental protestors and parsing through his own preoccupations with Ken Kesey, Fred Haefele has followed his curiosity into the most extraordinary corners of the place he’s chosen to call home. This anthology of seventeen pieces of nonfiction gives us access not only to one of our most talented writers, it shows us the unique emotional and social topography of a region. It’s an essential addition to any western bookshelf.

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In October, Haefele performed “Jesus Just Got Evel,” (Knieval's funeral, gone surreal) in an interactive collaboration with LA media artist Carole Kim, who held a two-week Cultural Crossroads residency at Helena’s Holter Museum.

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