Meet some of Our Environmental Writers

John Gatta

Dr. John Gatta's research and extensive writing—including five books and more than fifty articles—mainly concerns American Literature from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, with a special emphasis on the intersections of literature, religion, and the environment. His most recent book, from Oxford University Press, is Spirits of Place in American Literary Culture.

Meera Subramanian

Meera Subramanian is an award-winning independent journalist whose work has been published in national and international publications including the New York Times, the, Nature, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Orion, where she serves as a contributing editor. Her book A River Runs Again: India's Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka, published by PublicAffairs in 2015, was short-listed for the 2016 Orion Book Award. Her essays have been anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing, as well as multiple editions of The Best Women’s Travel Writing.

John Jeremiah Sullivan

Winner of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, John Jeremiah Sullivan is a Contributing Writer to the New York Times Magazine and Southern Editor of the Paris Review. His prize-winning first book, Blood Horses: Notes of a Sportswriter's Son, was published in 2004. His fiction has appeared in the New Yorker. His journalism and reviews appear regularly in the New York Times, Harper's, The Oxford American, GQ, and the Paris Review. Many of these pieces are gathered in his book Pulphead, which has been widely and enthusiastically reviewed.

David Haskell

David Haskell’s work integrates scientific, literary, and contemplative studies of the natural world. His latest book, The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors (Viking, 2017), examines the many ways that trees and humans are connected. His first book, The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature (Viking, 2012), was winner of the National Academies’ Best Book Award for 2013, finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction, winner of the 2013 Reed Environmental Writing Award, winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature, runner-up for the 2013 PEN E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and winner, in its Chinese translation, of the 2016 Shenzheng Dapeng Nature Writing Award.