Author and Journalist
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David Quammen is an author and journalist whose books include work on science, history, and the human impacts of emerging diseases (especially viral diseases). He was short-listed for eight national and international awards and won three. His latest book explores the drastic revisions in understanding of life’s history on Earth forced by recent discoveries from genome sequencing.
In the past thirty years David has also published a few hundred pieces of short nonfiction—feature articles, essays, columns—in magazines such as Harper’s, National Geographic, Outside, Esquire, The Atlantic, Powder, and Rolling Stone. He writes occasional Op Eds for The New York Times and reviews for The New York Times Book Review. David has been honored with an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is a three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award.
This event was proposed by Sarah Dawson and is sponsored by the Center for the Sustainable Environment.