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 James Prosek book signing at Urban Angler  
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

James Prosek Book Signing
Tuesday, November 18th from 5-7pm
James Prosek will be at Urban Angler signing copies of his new book "Trout of
the World"

Book Description:
From the Oxus trout of eastern Afghanistan to the small golden brown trout of
British chalk streams, James Prosek has dedicated his unique painting talent to
bringing to life trout from around the world, several of which are the few
remaining of their type. Prosek has a passion for trout and conveys their
beauty with the stroke of his brush in this collection of nearly 100 gorgeous

The text provides a historical profile of each fish along with personal
reflections by the author. Prosek savors the beauty of various fishing spots,
along with the fate of the species, contemplating man's role in the extinction
of animals. Both sensitive and informative, Trout of the World is a must for
the library of the recreational fisherman as well as the ichthyologist.

About the Author:
James Prosek wrote his first book, the best-selling Trout: An Illustrated
History, while he was an undergraduate at Yale. Since then he has illustrated
and penned five more, including The Complete Angler and Early Love and Brook
Trout. When not chasing trout, Prosek lives in Easton, Connecticut.

James Prosek, now 28, has been a successful author and artist since publishing
his first book, "Trout: An Illustrated History", when he was only twenty. The
first of its kind book featured seventy paintings by Prosek of the trout of
North America and was published in Prosek's junior year at Yale
University. "Trout" sold more than 80,000 copies.In addition, his first gallery
show of original paintings from "Trout" was a sell-out. ��Prosek's success was
chonicled by newspapers including "The New York Times," which coined him
the "Audubon of the Fishing World" in 1994. Feature stories and extraordinary
reviews followed within the pages of "People," "Sports Illustrated," "Sports
Afield," "Life Magazine," "The New York Times," "Boston Globe," "LA
Times," "Men's Journal," and "Country Living."

Television appearances included NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, CBS Sunday
Morning, CNN, and NPR's "All Things Considered". Before graduating Yale, as a
senior, Prosek published his second book, "Joe and Me: An Education in Fishing
and Friendship," which won him acclaim as a serious author. Reviewers including
Christopher Lehman Haupt of "The New York Times" and renowned literary critic
Harold Bloom. The success of the first two books lead to high demand for
Prosek's original artwork which continues to be sought after by collectors
around the world (he is currently represented by the Gerald Peters Gallery in
NY and Santa Fe, and the Craig Krull Gallery in LA). The success of the first
two books also stimulated interest from Harper Collins Publishers, who
published his third book, "The Complete Angler," and in March of 2003 "Fly-
fishing the 41st" which chronicles his travels around the world on the latitude
line of his home in Connecticut, 41�?N. ��In the course of those travels, Prosek
navigated often politically turbulent and sometimes hostile places in search of
native trout to paint. �� One hundred of those watercolors of trout from Europe,
Asia, and North Africa will be released in book form this October by Stewart
Tabori and Chang (a division of Abrams). In the summer of 2002 James wrote and
co-produced a one hour film about his fishing trip to England in the footsteps
of Izaak Walton for ESPN, which won a Peabody Award. James lives currently in
Easton, Connecticut and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times. �� When
James is not writing or painting he plays guitar and sings with his band, the

The trout of the world book is a catalog of one hundred watercolors of native
trout from europe asia and north africa....from the Caspian Sea to the Tigris
river, the Atlas mountains of morocco to the mongolian steppes, from the kola
peninsula to iceland and spain.

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