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Gretel Ehrlich

Beck Lectures
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
8:00 PM
Herrick Hall Auditorium

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of thirteen books, including three books of narrative essays, a novel, a memoir, three books of poetry, a biography, a book of ethnology/travel, and a children’s book, among others.

They include: The Solace of Open Spaces; Heart Mountain; Islands, The Universe, Home; A Match to the Heart; Questions of Heaven; A Blizzard Year; John Muir, A Biography; The Future of Ice, and In the Empire of Ice. She has published in Harper’s, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Life, National Geographic Magazine, Architectural Digest, and Orion, among many others. Her work has been anthologized in Best Essays of the Century, Best Spiritual Essays, Best Travel Essays, The Nature Reader, Nature Writing, and others. Ehrlich is the winner of many awards, among them the 2010 PEN Thoreau Award, a Bellagio Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, the Harold B. Vurcell Award for Distinguished Prose from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and two Expedition Council Grants from the National Geographic Society for circumpolar travel in the high Arctic. Ehrlich’s newest book, In the Empire of Ice, focuses on indigenous Arctic Peoples around the top of the world in a changing climate. Ehrlich has spent much of the last sixteen years traveling in Greenland and the Arctic.

Posted Date 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011