Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert

Journalist and author

Elizabeth Kolbert is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the new essay collection, “H Is for Hope: Climate Change from A to Z.”

Her book “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in the General Nonfiction category and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle awards. Other books include “Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future” and “Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change.”

Kolbert has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999. Her series on global warming, “The Climate of Man,” appeared in The New Yorker in the spring of 2005 and won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s magazine award. Also in 2006, she received the National Academy of Sciences Communication Award in the newspaper/magazine category and was awarded a Lannan Writing Fellowship. In September 2010, Kolbert received the prestigious Heinz Award which recognizes individuals who are addressing global change caused by the impact of human activities and natural processes on the environment. She also won a National Magazine Award in the Reviews and Criticism category for her work in The New Yorker, the Sierra Club's David R. Brower Award, and the Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism from the American Geophysical Union.

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