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Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker

Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker

"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History."
Carlson Family Stage at Northrop
Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 PM

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$15   Friends of the University Libraries Members

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Homo sapiens may have enjoyed brilliant success but we have done so at the expense of virtually every other species.” In her fascinating, Pulitzer Prize-winning work The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert draws on extraordinary field work and both intellectual and natural history, revealing just how destructively we humans have affected our planet.


About Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999. Her 2015 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, a book about mass extinctions, weaves intellectual and natural history with reporting in the field, and was a New York Times 2014 Top Ten Best Book of the Year and is number one on the Guardian’s list of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books of all time.

As with Field Notes from a Catastrophe, The Sixth Extinction began as an article in The New Yorker. She has written dozens of pieces for the magazine, including profiles of Hillary Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. She recently won the Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism from the American Geophysical Union. Prior to joining the staff of The New Yorker, Kolbert was a political reporter for The New York Times.

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