Nonfiction Science & Nature Writing
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Meera Subramanian is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes about culture and the environment for newspapers and magazines around the world. 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, and her writing has been anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing and multiple editions of Best Women’s Travel Writing. She is currently a co-director of the Religion & Environment Story Project and a contributing editor of Orion. In the past she was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT, Fulbright-Nehru senior research fellow, board president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University.


"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