Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert (born 1961) is an American journalist and author and visiting fellow at Williams College. She is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, and as an observer and commentator on environmentalism for The New Yorker magazine. As of March 2017, Kolbert serves as a member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board.

Books in order of publication:


The prophet of love: and other tales of power and deceit. (2004) New York: Bloomsbury.

Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change. (2006) New York: Bloomsbury.

The ends of the Earth: an anthology of the finest writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic. (2007)1st U.S. ed. New York: Bloomsbury.

The best American science and nature writing 2009. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The sixth extinction: an unnatural history. (2014)

Under a White Sky. (2021) Penguin Random House.

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