Listen to David Gessner's June 17th interview on RadioWest, as he talks about his work and recently published essay, "My Green Manifesto."

"My Green Manifesto"
In this exclusive essay, David Gessner tells us how to save the world, one small fight at a time. While he's at it, he tells us how to save ourselves (hint: it has to do with birds). In Sick of Nature, Gessner tore down what he saw as wrong with nature writing. Now he tries to build it back up, both describing and demonstrating the role that language can play in the green fights ahead.

Listen to David Gessner's April 12th interview with WGBH's Mindy Todd from the NPR studio on Cape Cod.

"Bigger than Shakespeare"
"The Apprentice"

Exclusive audio excerpts from two of David Gessner's essays from the book Sick of Nature are now available. Click the above links to listen...

Skiing the Beach

"Who needs snow when you've got crushed shells and sand?

Maybe, if you've walked along Wrightsville Beach lately, you've noticed long, shallow tracks in the sand, as if something snakelike..."

Interview with WHQR's Megan Williams

"For biologists, ecotone describes a place where different ecosystems overlap: forests running into swamps, fields fading out as deserts. In its literary incarnation, ecotone straddles the line between genres and styles..."

My Books

“Gessner writes with a vividness that brings the serious ecological issues and the beauty of the land into to sharp relief. This urgent and engrossing work of journalism is sure to raise ecological awareness and steer readers to books by the authors whom it references.”—Publishers’ Weekly. Starred Review
My Descent into the Oily Gulf.
Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism
My story of following the osprey migration from Cape Cod to Cuba and Venezuela and back
"This book is an enormous gift, an act of preservation as important as any chunk of land purchased by The Nature Conservancy. John Hay's stature cannot be overestimated, and David Gessner has done him great justice."—Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home: A Long Walk Through America’s Most Hopeful Landscape
“A classic of American nature writing.”
--The Boston Globe
"Not since the diatribes from Edward Abbey has anyone in this field come out and made such a sacrilege of our holy texts."
--John Hanson Mitchell
“A highly readable, disarmingly self-conscious meditation on nature, ancestry, and mortality."
The Boston Globe
"Gessner's essays are on fire. He shows us that we can have delightful, imaginative and creative lives by becoming more rooted and connected to the place where we are...Wise and enlivening, provoking us into a higher understanding of both nature and ourselves."
--Rocky Mountain News

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