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Chelsea Green Author Wins Prestigious Environmental Writing Award

Chelsea Green is proud to announce that author Edward Hoagland will receive one of the nation’s most prestigious environmental writing awards — the John Burroughs Medal — for his 2011 book of essays, Sex and the River Styx.

Hoagland will receive the medal in April at a special ceremony of the John Burroughs Association, to be held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

The John Burroughs Medal has been given annually since 1926 for books that combine scientific accuracy, firsthand fieldwork, and creative natural history writing. Past Burroughs medalists include Rachel Carson, Barry Lopez, Gary Nabhan, Julia Whitty, and Ted Levin, among others.

This is the second time a Chelsea Green author has won the prestigious Burroughs medal. In 1988, Lawrence Kilham won the award for his book On Watching Birds.

“Chelsea Green congratulates Edward Hoagland on this well-deserved award, and we’re proud to have worked with him on this collection of essays,” said Margo Baldwin, Chelsea Green’s president and publisher. “His book reflects a deep commitment to rekindling our human connection to the natural world; something we seem to have lost in today’s literature.”

Baldwin, and the book’s editor Joni Praded, will join Hoagland at the April ceremony.

John Updike called Hoagland, “The best essayist of my generation.” Edward Abby, Philip Roth, and Annie Dillard have all praised Hoagland’s writing and his insight into the natural world and our human place in it.

For more than 50 years, Hoagland has been one of America’s most celebrated observers of both human nature and the natural world. In Sex and the River Styx, readers follow Hoagland as he travels to Kampala, Uganda, Tibet and into his own personal memories as he ruminates about aging, love, and sex.


Human Scale, Protected Culture, and Donut/Doughnut Day

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The Metabolic Approach to Cancer Release Party, Make Mead Like a Viking, Alzheimer’s Antidote

Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley enjoyed a fantastic book release party and reception at Eolus Bar and Dining and Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado this week. Here are a few photos from the event (images curtesy of PhotoDivine):   Curious? Want to know more? You can also listen to an interview with the authors […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 19, 2017

It’s official: Lean Logic is a beautiful book. The book won the Best in Category distinction at the New England Book Show for the Professional, Non-Illustrated title. The awards recognize stand-out books for design and production. The Chelsea Green team is pretty proud of this particular title as well, and honored to receive this recognition. See the […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 12, 2017

Books in the news this week “I tried to draw a picture of humanity thriving in the twenty-first century and — odd though it sounds — it came out looking like a doughnut. The hole in the middle is a place in which people are falling short on life’s essentials, from food and decent housing […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 5, 2017

Ever wonder what your favorite Chelsea Green authors do between writing groundbreaking–both literally and figuratively–books? Here are the best links and resources for your weekend reading pleasure. Let’s start with The Alzheimer’s Antidote. The Alzheimer’s Antidote Amy Berger has been making the rounds on the health, wellness, and fitness circuit, explaining the theories behind her revolutionary […] Read More
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