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George Harbeson Jr.

Where: Ninilchik
Genre(s): fiction and literary nonfiction
Job(s): Retired teacher

Email: pupiq13 (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: Quiet, natural areas.

Bio: George came from a homesteading family in the Knik/Wasilla area of Alaska, and graduated from the University of Alaska/Fairbanks and Anchorage with B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in English and creative writing. His short story "Simeon's Anipaq" won the 1990 Grand Prize in the UAA/Anchorage Daily News writing contest and was published in the North Dakota Quarterly. George taught in the rural Alaskan communities of Selawik, Kivalina, Noorvik, Emmonak, Alakanuk, and Anchor Point.


  • Shadowed Times: Alaska Stories of Another Age (fiction), Wizard Works, 2018
  • Homesteaders in the Headlights (nonfiction), Hardscratch Press, 2010

Please contact me for readings and signings.
I work with any audience.

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Listing last updated: September, 2018

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