Tom Slayton

Thomas K. Slayton is a Vermont journalist with a strong interest in Vermont, the environment, and outdoor sports. He was editor-in-chief of Vermont Life magazine for 21 years and currently serves as editor emeritus of that publication. In his retirement he works as a freelance writer and editor, and is a regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio.

He is the author of several books, including Sabra Field, the Art of Place; Searching for Thoreau, on the trails and shores of Wild New England, and others. Searching for Thoreau won the 2007 Gold Award for creative nonfiction, awarded by the Independent Publisher’s Association.  He edited and helped write the Green Mountain Club’s 100th anniversary book, A Century in The Mountains.  That book won the 2010 Hathaway Award for outstanding contribution to Vermont history.

Slayton has been awarded honorary doctorates of letters by the University of Vermont, Sterling College, and Southern Vermont College. He is a recipient of the Franklin Fairbanks Award, given annually to a Vermonter who contributes in a significant way to the cultural life of the state.  He lives in Montpelier with his wife, Elizabeth.

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