Bryce T Bauer is an award-winning writer, author, and documentary producer. Most recently, he published Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town in Cahoots, a historical nonfiction book on the Prohibition-era German-American bootleggers of tiny Templeton, Iowa. The book was acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, among many others. It also won the 2015 Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award for Significant Book Published on Iowa History and was a finalist for the Best New Spirits Book at the Tales of the Cocktail 9th Annual Spirited Awards competition. He is also the co-producer of Whiskey Cookers: The Amazing True Story of the Templeton, Iowa Bootleggers. The film won the Best Documentary award at the Iowa Independent Film Festival, the Best Iowa Documentary Award at the Wild Rose Film Festival, and also received acclaim for it’s editing, directing, and scoring and will air on Iowa Public Television.
Elsewhere his writing has appeared in Craftsmanship, Middle West Review, Gastronomica, Biographile, Guernica, PUNCH, Saveur, The Iowan, Roll Call, The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette, and The Daily Iowan, where he won two Hearst awards.
Bryce has degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication and International Studies, with a focus on resources, from the University of Iowa and an M.F.A in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College.
Currently he teaches reading and writing in the CUNY Start program at Borough of Manhattan Community College and journalism at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. He lives in Queens, New York and Chaffee County, Colorado.
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