Nonfiction Science & Nature Writing
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Meera Subramanian is a US-based journalist who writes about culture and the environment, co-director of the Religion & Environment Story Project, a contributing editor of Orion, and a member of the board of directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists. Her book A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka was a 2016 Orion Book Award finalist. Past positions include: Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University (2019-2020), MIT Knight Science Journalism fellow (2016-17), and Fulbright-Nehru senior research fellow (2013-14).



"A River Runs Again is at once sweeping and intimate -- a smart, informative, richly reported book full of memorable characters."

-Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

"What happens in India may turn out-even more than China-to be the key to the kind of environmental future the planet faces. Very few people are qualified to tell the story with as much clarity, compassion, and character-driven power as Meera Subramanian."

-Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist