Natural history essayist David Gessner will speak on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clowes Memorial Hall Krannert Room as part of the spring 2015 Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series.
All events in the series are free and open to the public without tickets. For more information, call 317-940-9861.
Gessner, winner of the John Burroughs Award for Best Natural History Essay, is the author of nine books, including the forthcoming All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West; Sick of Nature (2003); My Green Manifesto (2011); and The Tarball Chronicles, which won the 2012 Reed Award for Best Book on the Southern Environment and the Association for Study of Literature and the Environment’s award for best book of creative writing in 2011 and 2012.
His Return of the Osprey (2002) was chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the top 10 nonfiction books of the year and the Book of the Month club as one of its top books of the year. The Globe called it a “classic of American nature writing.”
Gessner taught environmental writing as a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard and is currently a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he founded the award-winning literary journal of place Ecotone.