Brian Doyle edits Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, in Oregon – the best university magazine in America, according to Newsweek, and "the best spiritual magazine in the country," according to author Annie Dillard.
Doyle is the author of thirteen books: among these are five collections of essays, two nonfiction books (The Grail, about a year in an Oregon vineyard, and The Wet Engine, about the "muddles & musics of the heart"), two collections of "proems," the story collection Bin Laden's Bald Spot, and the novels Mink River, Cat's Foot and The Plover.
Doyle’s books have four times been finalists for the Oregon Book Award, and his essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion, The American Scholar, and in newspapers and magazines around the world. His essays have also been reprinted in the annual Best American Essays, Best American Science & Nature Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. Among various honors for his work is a Catholic Book Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and a 2008 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.