Event Details

Reporting and Writing “Out There”: A Conversation with David Quammen

Join the discussion with the acclaimed author and adventurer.

October 25th, 2018

6:00 pm

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
7th Floor Commons
20 Cooper Square, NY

Recently lauded as “our greatest living chronicler of the natural world” by the New York Times, David Quammen is an author, journalist and adventurer whose 15 books include The Song of the Dodo (1996), Spillover (2014) and his latest, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life (2018). In the past thirty years, Quammen has also published a few hundred pieces of short nonfiction — feature articles, essays and columns — in magazines such as Harper’s, National Geographic, Outside, Esquire, The Atlantic, Powder and Rolling Stone.  A Rhodes Scholar and a three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award, Quammen is a contributing writer for National Geographic, in whose service he travels often, usually to wild and remote places. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

The discussion will be moderated by Stephen S. Hall, adjunct professor of journalism at the Carter Institute and the author of six books of nonfiction reportage. Hall’s work appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, New York, Science, Scientific American, Smithsonian and numerous other publications. Like Quammen, Hall has been a Guggenheim Fellow.

This event is sponsored by the Simons Foundation and the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at NYU.