Timothy EganNational Book Award-winning
Author of The Worst Hard Time
Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the West whose interests range wide across the American landscape and American history. His books take a riveting look at historical events and individuals and provide intimate looks at national subjects. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist, and a National Book Award-winning author.
Robert HassWinner of the National Book Award & Pulitzer Prize,
Poet, Environmentalist, and Author of Time and Materials
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Robert Hass has published numerous books of poetry. As US Poet Laureate (1995-1997), Hass established the arts organization River of Words to connect young people to their local watersheds through the visual arts and poetry.
Jane HirshfieldPrize-winning Poet, Translator, and Essayist
Awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, and Academy of American Poets, Hirshfield’s poems and essays appear in Orion, the journals of the Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, National Resources Defense Council, Earth First!, and the Save the Redwoods League, along with The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and five editions of The Best American Poetry.
Elizabeth KolbertNew Yorker Journalist and Author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
At the forefront of the global discussion about climate change, Elizabeth Kolbert’s acclaimed book Field Notes from a Catastrophe and her essays in the New Yorker bring us to a greater understanding of the environmental crisis the world is currently facing.
Barry LopezWinner of the National Book Award, Distinguished Environmentalist, and Author of Arctic Dreams and Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape
Writer Barry Lopez is often compared to Henry David Thoreau for his ability to immerse himself in his surroundings and deftly integrate environmental and humanitarian concerns. His lectures touch on a wide range of topics: nature, culture, ethics, landscape and identity.
W.S. MerwinWinner of the National Book Award & Pulitzer Prize, Poet, Essayist, & Author of Migration and The Shadow of Sirius.
Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes (1971 and 2009), W.S. Merwin is a profound anti-imperialist, pacifist, and environmentalist. His work, from poetry to translation to non-fiction, offers an intimate feeling for landscape and language -- the ways in which nature and words interconnect.
Marion NestleAcclaimed Professor of Nutrition and Public Health, Author of Food Politics and What to Eat
Marion Nestle is a consumer activist, nutritionist, award-winning author, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Her books explore issues like the effects of food production on our environment, the way pricing works, and additives and their effect on nutrition.
Mary OliverWinner of the National Book Award & Pulitzer Prize, Poet, and Author of Red Bird and Evidence
Mary Oliver’s poetry, with her lyrical connection to the natural world, has firmly established her in the highest realm of American poets. She is renowned for her evocative and precise imagery, which brings nature into clear focus, transforming the everyday world into a place of magic and discovery.
Michael PollanAward-winning Journalist and Bestselling Writer, Author of An Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto is a New York Times bestseller. Pollan’s is a crucial voice in the growing discussion about our current way of eating. He is also a narrator of the feature documentary Food, Inc., which highlights the increase of genetically-modified foods and unsavory practices in the modern food industry.
Eric SchlosserBestselling Author and Journalist, Author of Fast Food Nation and Chew on This
Eric Schlosser’s first book Fast Food Nation helped start a revolution in how Americans think about what they eat. With a background as an investigative reporter, Schlosser offers an incisive history of the development of American fast food and indicts the industry for some shocking crimes against humanity, including systematically destroying the American diet and landscape, and undermining our values and our economy.
Terry Tempest WilliamsConservationist, Advocate for Free Speech,
Author of Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family & Place
and Finding Beauty in a Broken World
A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, Terry Tempest Williams has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Williams presents an urgent voice for ecological consciousness and social change.