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Name  David Quammen

Role  Writer
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Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
Education  University of Oxford (1973), Yale University
Books  Spillover: Animal Infections, The song of the dodo, The Reluctant Mr Darwin, Monster of God: The Man‑Eati, Natural acts
Similar People  Stephen Jay Gould, Burkhard Bilger, Jonathan Crary, Alexis Rockman, Charles Darwin

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David Quammen (born February 1948) is an American science, nature and travel writer and the author of fifteen books, five of them fiction. He wrote a column, called "Natural Acts" for Outside magazine for fifteen years. His articles have also appeared in National Geographic, Harper's, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Book Review and other periodicals. In 2013, Quammen's book Spillover was shortlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.


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Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Quammen graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1966. He is a Yale graduate and former Rhodes Scholar; during his graduate studies at Oxford, he studied literature, concentrating on the works of William Faulkner. Quammen was drawn to Montana in the early '70s for the trout fishing. He still lives in Montana, while traveling widely for National Geographic Magazine and to research his books. During autumn 2014, he was much involved, because of books and articles he has published, in the public discussion of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa and its spread beyond.

Awards and accolades

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  • 1970 Rhodes Scholarship
  • 1987 National Magazine Award
  • 1988 Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1994 National Magazine Award
  • 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 1996 Natural World Book Prize
  • 1997 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • 1997 Lannan Foundation Fellowship
  • 1997 John Burroughs Medal for nature writing
  • 2000 Honorary doctorate from Montana State University
  • 2001 PEN/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award for the Art of the Essay for The Boilerplate Rhino
  • 2005 National Magazine Award
  • 2009 Honorary doctorate from Colorado College
  • 2012 The Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution.
  • 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, finalist for Spillover

  • David Quammen Spillover Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic


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