Beth Dooley is the author of In Winter’s Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland, a Minnesota Book Award finalist. She has also written six cookbooks, including, with Lucia Watson, Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland (a James Beard Nominee).
Justin Boening is the author of Not on the Last Day, But on the Very Last, a 2015 National Poetry Series winner. He is currently a senior associate editor at Poetry Northwest, and is a founding editor at Horsethief Books.
Deni Ellis Béchard is an international journalist, novelist, and photographer whose work work has focused on human rights, the environment, and conservation. His books include Vandal Love, which was selected for Oprah’s Book Club’s summer reading list and Kuei, My Friend: A Conversation on Racism and Reconciliation, an epistolary book coauthored with First Nations poet Natasha Kanapé-Fontaine.
Shawn Otto is an award-winning science advocate, author, and educator. He is the author of The War On Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It and the cofounder of ScienceDebate.org. His novel, Sins of Our Fathers, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and his film House of Sand and Fog was nominated for three Academy Awards.
A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, J. Drew Lanham is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. He is a birder, naturalist, hunter-conservationist, and an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University.
Eric Pankey is the author of numerous books of poems, most recently Augury and Crow-Work. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in such journals and anthologies as the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, and Best American Poetry. He is a professor of English and the Heritage Chair in Writing at George Mason University and resides in Fairfax, Virginia.
Full of bravado and introspection, of twenty-first-century feminist swagger and harrowing loss, this collection considers how we build our identities out of place and human contact. Taking readers from New York City to rural Kentucky, these poems are consistently generous and accessible—yet complexly thought, felt, and lived.
Ada Limón is the author of five collections, most recently The Carrying and Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kingsley Tufts Award, and was named one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of 2015 by The New York Times.
Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books
What if the greatest cause of our planet’s dramatic change—humans’ ability to adapt and innovate—also holds the key to our survival? Part science journal, part travelogue, this book tells the story of a journey into the Anthropocene, or Age of Man, and introduces an essential new perspective on the future of life on Earth.
Gaia Vince is the author of Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made, which received the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, the largest international prize celebrating science writing for non-specialist audiences. Her work has been featured on the BBC and in the Guardian, Scientific American, Science, and elsewhere.