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4:00 pm - On the Brink: A Book Talk with Author Elizabeth Kolbert

December 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Author Talk with Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker staff writer and author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History in conversation with filmmaker and producer David Gelber
Elizabeth Kolbert has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1999. Previously, she worked at the Times, where she wrote the Metro Matters column and served as the paper’s Albany bureau chief. Her three-part series on global warming, “The Climate of Man,” won the 2006 National Magazine Award for Public Interest and the 2006 National Academies Communication Award. She received a Heinz Award, in 2010, and won the 2010 National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism. She is the editor of “The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009” and the author of “The Prophet of Love: And Other Tales of Power and Deceit”; “Field Notes from a Catastrophe;” and “The Sixth Extinction,” for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015. She received the Blake-Dodd Prize, from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in 2017.

After a 25 year career at CBS News, mostly as Ed Bradley’s producer at 60 MINUTES, David Gelber left ten years ago to focus exclusively on the climate crisis. His company, The Years Project, produced Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary series on Showtime and The National Geographic Channel that won the Emmy for best documentary series in 2014. Climate videos on theyearsproject.com have been viewed more than a billion times.  David lives in Garrison with his wife and two daughters.  He’s excited to talk to Betsy Kolbert about the coming critical months in the climate emergency.

Purchase your copy of The Sixth Extinction from Split Rock Books at https://www.splitrockbks.com/book/9781250062185

Register at http://bit.ly/ElizabethKolbert for this Crowdcast event.



December 6, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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