Banning Lyon is the author of The Chair and the Valley, a memoir from the The Open Field, Maria Shriver's personally-curated imprint at Penguin Random House. His writing has also been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post. He currently works as a backpacking guide and instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Other Works

Awards and Recognition

  • Booklist Review of the Day - 2024
  • Booklist Top 10 Memoirs of 2024