Alan Weisman is the author of Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, published in 2013. His last book, The World Without Us, an international bestseller in 34 languages, was named Best Nonfiction Book of 2007 by Time Magazine and Entertainment Weekly, winner of the Wenjin Book Prize of the National Library of China, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rachel Carson Prize, and the Orion Book Prize. Weisman's reports from seven continents have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper's, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, Orion, Wilson Quarterly, and on NPR. A senior producer for Homelands Productions, he is married to sculptor Beckie Kravetz.
The New York Times Book Review's “100 Notable
Books of 2013” features works by several recent
and former Conference faculty members, visitors,
and participants, including Ramona Ausbel,
Frank Bidart, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jamie Quatro,
Anthony Marra, Claire Messud, Lore Segal, Rebecca
Solnit, and Meg Wolitzer.
Fellow Tiphanie Yanique: