Elizabeth Kolbert (born 1961) is an American journalist and author. She is best known for her 2006 book , and as an observer and commentator on Field Notes from a Catastrophe environmentalism for magazine. The New Yorker [1 ] Youth and education [edit ]
Kolbert spent her early childhood in
the Bronx, New York; her family then relocated to Larchmont, New York, where she remained until 1979.
After graduating from
Mamaroneck High School, Kolbert spent four years studying literature at Yale University. In 1983, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Universität Hamburg, in Germany. Career [edit ]
Elizabeth Kolbert started working for
as a The New York Times stringer in Germany in 1983. In 1985, she went to work for the Metro desk. Kolbert served as the Times' Albany bureau chief from 1988 to 1991, and wrote the Metro Matters column from 1997 to 1998.
Since 1999, she has been a staff-writer for
. The New Yorker [1 ]
She received a
Lannan Literary Fellowship in 2006. She served as a judge for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award in 2012. [2 ] Personal life [edit ]
Kolbert resides in
Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband, John Kleiner, and three sons. She appeared on on [3 ] on February 11, 2014, to discuss her book The Daily Show with Jon Stewart The Sixth Extinction. Bibliography [edit ] Books [edit ] The Prophet of Love : And Other Tales of Power and Deceit, ISBN 1-58234-463-9. (Bloomsbury, 2006). Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change ISBN 978-1-59691-125-3. [4 ] The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic, editor (with Francis Spufford) (Bloomsbury, 2007). ISBN 978-1-59691-443-8. Editor, The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009 [5 ] ISBN 978-0-54700-259-0. Preface to anthology ( Welcome to the Greenhouse: Science Fiction on Climate Change OR Books, 2011). , The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History ISBN 978-0-8050-9299-8. (February 11, 2014) [6 ] [7 ] Articles [edit ] Awards [edit ] 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award [8 ] 2006 National Magazine Award for Public Interest [9 ] 2006 Lannan Literary Fellowship [10 ] 2006 National Academies Communication Award [11 ] 16th Annual Heinz Awards (with special focus on global change), 2010 [12 ] 2010 National Magazine Award for Commentary [13 ] 2010 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Science Writing [14 ] References [edit ] ^ a b "Contributors: Elizabeth Kolbert". The New Yorker . Retrieved . 27 March 2009 ^ "Announcing the 2012 PEN Literary Award Recipients". . October 15, 2012 PEN American Center . Retrieved . February 6, 2013 ^ "Author Profile: Elizabeth Kolbert", Simon & Schuster ^ Marina, Gosnell (March 16, 2006). "In Epoch of Man, Earth Takes a Beating". The New York Times . Retrieved . 26 February 2014 In a final chapter on the "Anthropocene," a newly minted term meaning the geological epoch defined by man, Ms. Kolbert turns from her mostly unbiased field reporting to give her own opinion. She is not optimistic, in large part because it appears that Anthropocene man can't be counted on to do the right thing. "It may seem impossible to imagine that a technologically advanced society could choose, in essence, to destroy itself," she writes, "but that is what we are now in the process of doing." ^ http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/The-Best-American-Science-and-Nature-Writing-2009/9780547002590 ^ http://us.macmillan.com/thesixthextinction-1/ElizabethKolbert ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/books/review/the-sixth-extinction-by-elizabeth-kolbert.html?hpw&rref=books&_r=0 ^ http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/sja/winners.shtml ^ http://www.magazine.org/asme/about-asme/pressroom/asme-press-releases/national-magazine-awards-2006-winners-announced-40th-anniversary-celebration ^ http://www.lannan.org/bios/elizabeth-kolbert/ ^ http://www.keckfutures.org/nakfinews/Q2.2010/J/Archive.Comm_Award_Gugg_Fellows.html ^ "Profile: Elizabeth Kolbert", Heinz Awards website ^ http://www.magazine.org/asme/about-asme/pressroom/asme-press-releases/asme-announces-winners-2010-national-magazine-awards ^ http://www.gf.org/fellows/16807-elizabeth-kolbert External links [edit ]