Elizabeth Kolbert

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Elizabeth Kolbert
Born1961 (age 52–53)
The Bronx, New York
ResidenceWilliamstown, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Alma materYale University
Occupationjournalist and author
Spouse(s)John Kleiner
AwardsHeinz Award 2010
 
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Elizabeth Kolbert
Born1961 (age 52–53)
The Bronx, New York
ResidenceWilliamstown, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Alma materYale University
Occupationjournalist and author
Spouse(s)John Kleiner
AwardsHeinz Award 2010

Elizabeth Kolbert (born 1961) is an American journalist and author. She is best known for her 2006 book Field Notes from a Catastrophe, and as an observer and commentator on environmentalism for The New Yorker magazine.[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 The New York Times as a stringer in Germany in 1983. In 1985, she went to work for the Metro desk. Kolbert served as the Times' Albany bureau chief from 1988–1991, and wrote the Metro Matters column from 1997−1998.

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.[3] She appeared on on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on February 11, 2014 to discuss her book "The Sixth Extinction."

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