A writer best known for his novels about life in rural Vermont has died.
The wife of author Howard Frank Mosher announced on her husband's Facebook page that he died on Sunday morning at his northern Vermont home in Irasburg.
The 74-year-old announced last week that he had cancer and was in hospice care.
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Mosher's novels include "Where the Rivers Flow North," "Disappearances" and "A Stranger in the Kingdom." Several of his novels have been adapted into movies.
Mosher was awarded the $10,000 Herb Lockwood Prize on Friday - several months early due to his condition - which honors individuals who achieve great art and urge others to do the same.
Mosher also won a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts.