Best-Selling Author of The Zookeeper’s Wife Diane Ackerman to Read at Bard College on Monday, October 30
Diane Ackerman’s other works of nonfiction include An Alchemy of Mind, a poetics of the brain based on the latest neuroscience; Deep Play, which considers play, creativity, and our need for transcendence; A Slender Thread, about her work as a crisis-line counselor; The Rarest of the Rare and The Moon by Whale Light, in which she explores the plight and fascination of endangered animals; On Extended Wings, her memoir of flying; and her bestseller, A Natural History of the Senses. Her most recent book, The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us, a celebration of the natural world, human ingenuity, and planetary change, received the P.E.N. Henry David Thoreau Award for Nature Writing. Several of Ackerman’s books have been Pulitzer Prize and National Book Circle Critics Award finalists. She also has the rare distinction of having a molecule named after her—dianeackerone—a pheromone in crocodilians. Her essays about nature and human nature have appeared for decades in the New York Times, New Yorker, American Scholar, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and elsewhere.
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This event was last updated on 10-19-2017