(USA, 1947) Journalist Alan Weisman's reports from around the world have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, LA Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, Discover, Orion, Wilson Quarterly
, and on National Public Radio
. His latest book is Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
(Little, Brown and Company, 2013, and in 13 foreign language editions). Countdown is the winner of the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the 2013 Paris Book Festival Prize for non-fiction, the 2014 Nautilus Gold Book Award, and the Population Institute’s 2014 Global Media Award for best book, and was a finalist for the Orion Prize and the Books for a Better Life Award. Before that he wrote The World Without Us
, an international bestseller translated into 34 languages. It was named Best Non-fiction Book of 2007 by Time
magazine and Entertainment Weekly
, the iTunes #1 Non-fiction Audiobook, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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