david gessner

David Gessner

Time and Location

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 6 PM
Place: Hager Auditorium, Museum of the Rockies


About the speaker

David Gessner is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and an award-winning author of several books, includingReturn of the Osprey, which was chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year and the Book-of-the-Month club as one of its top books of the year.

His other books include:

  • All the Wild That Remains (2015) 
  • The Tarball Chronicles (2012) 
  • My Green Manifesto (2011) 
  • Soaring with Fidel (2007) 
  • The Prophet of Dry Hill (2005) 
  • Sick of Nature (2004) 
  • Under the Devil's Thumb (1999) 
  • A Wild, Rank Place (1997)

His awards include:

  • Reed Environmental Writing Award. The Tarball Chronicles was chosen as best book on the Southern environment 2012. Presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington CAS Faculty Research Award in 2012. Award for outstanding contributions in research over the previous eighteen months.
  • The Association of Literature and the Environment's Award for the Best Book of Creative Writing on the Environment for the years 2011-2012
  • John Burroughs Award for Best Nature Essay in 2007.
  • Pushcart Prize in 2006.