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Nationality
  
American

Name
  
Elizabeth Kolbert

Alma mater
  
Yale University

Role
  
Journalist

Occupation
  
Journalist and author

Education
  
Yale University

Spouse(s)
  
John Kleiner


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Born
  
1961 (age 54–55)
The Bronx, New York

Residence
  
Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

Awards
  
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

Nominations
  
Goodreads Choice Awards Best Nonfiction

Books
  
Field Notes from a Catastrophe, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnat, The Prophet of Love, Volcanoes - Earthquakes + College

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Elizabeth Kolbert (born 1961) is an American journalist and author and visiting fellow at Williams College. She is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, and as an observer and commentator on environmentalism for The New Yorker magazine. As of March 2017, Kolbert serves as a member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist's Science and Security Board.

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Youth and education

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Kolbert spent her early childhood in the Bronx, New York; her family then relocated to Larchmont, New York, where she remained until 1979.

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After graduating from Mamaroneck High School, Kolbert spent four years studying literature at Yale University. In 1983, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Universität Hamburg, in Germany.

Career

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Elizabeth Kolbert started working for The New York Times as a stringer in Germany in 1983. In 1985, she went to work for the Metro desk. Kolbert served as the Times' Albany bureau chief from 1988 to 1991, and wrote the Metro Matters column from 1997 to 1998.

Since 1999, she has been a staff-writer for The New Yorker.

She received a Lannan Literary Fellowship in 2006. She served as a judge for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award in 2012. She received the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism at Dickinson College in 2016.

Personal life

Kolbert resides in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband, John Kleiner, and three sons. She appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on February 11, 2014, to discuss her book The Sixth Extinction.

Awards

  • 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award
  • 2006 National Magazine Award for Public Interest
  • 2006 Lannan Literary Fellowship
  • 2006 National Academies Communication Award
  • 16th Annual Heinz Award (with special focus on global change), 2010
  • 2010 National Magazine Award for Commentary
  • 2010 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Science Writing
  • 2015 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
  • 2016 Sam Rose '58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Environmental Activism
  • References

    Elizabeth Kolbert Wikipedia


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