Redefining the American West: A Conversation with Writer Adam Gnade

Bart Schaneman
Dec 10, 2018 · 10 min read
Adam Gnade at the county fair

Adam Gnade and I have known each other for almost 15 years now. We’ve worked on magazines together, traded manuscripts for editing help and co-wrote books. We’ve moved all over the world but throughout maintained a close correspondence.

We come from different backgrounds. Adam’s from the seashore communities of San Diego, and I grew up in the…