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Fall 2012 Case Writer: David Gessner

Novelist David Gessner was the Fall 2012 Fred Ewing Case and Lola Austin Case Writer-in-Residence.

David Gessner is the author of eight books, including Return of the Osprey, Sick of Nature, My Green Manifesto, and The Tarball Chronicles, which Publishers Weekly called “a brilliant and thoughtful book.” He has published essays in many magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, and has won the John Burroughs Award for Best Nature Essay, a Pushcart Prize, and inclusion in Best American Nonrequired Reading. He taught Environmental Writing as a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard, and is currently a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he founded the award-winning literary journal of place, Ecotone. He now puts a lot of energy into Bill and Dave's Cocktail Hour, a website he created with the writer Bill Roorbach. He still dreams of winning the national championship in ultimate Frisbee, but knows it will never happen.

He read from his book My Green Manifesto

  • Question & Answer session: Wed Oct 10, 4:30pm, Simpkins Hall 027
  • Public Reading: Thu Oct 11, 7:00pm, Sherman Auditorium

Both events were free and open to the public.

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