|Born||1961 (age 51–52)
The Bronx, New York
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Occupation||journalist and author|
|Awards||Heinz Award 2010|
Elizabeth Kolbert (born 1961) is an American journalist and author. She is best known for her 2006 book Field Notes from a Catastrophe, and as an observer and commentator on environmentalism for The New Yorker magazine.
Youth and education
After graduating from Mamaroneck High School, Kolbert spent four years studying literature at Yale University. In 1983, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Universität Hamburg, in Germany.
Elizabeth Kolbert started working for the The New York Times as a stringer in Germany in 1983. In 1985, she went to work for the Metro desk. Kolbert served as the Times' Albany bureau chief from 1988-1991, and wrote the Metro Matters column from 1997-1998.
- The Prophet of Love : And Other Tales of Power and Deceit, ISBN 1-58234-463-9.
- Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change (Bloomsbury, 2006). ISBN 978-1-59691-125-3.
- The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic, editor (with Francis Spufford) (Bloomsbury, 2007). ISBN 978-1-59691-443-8.
- Editor, The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009 ISBN 978-0-54700-259-0.
- Preface to anthology Welcome to the Greenhouse: Science Fiction on Climate Change (OR Books, 2011).
- The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, ISBN 978-0-8050-9299-8. (February 11, 2014) 
- 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award
- 2006 National Magazine Award for Public Interest
- 2006 Lannan Literary Fellowship
- 2006 National Academies Communication Award
- 16th Annual Heinz Awards (with special focus on global change), 2010
- 2010 National Magazine Award for Commentary
- 2010 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Science Writing 
- "Contributors: Elizabeth Kolbert". The New Yorker. Retrieved 27 March 2009.
- "Announcing the 2012 PEN Literary Award Recipients". PEN American Center. October 15, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
- "Author Profile: Elizabeth Kolbert", Simon & Schuster
- "Profile: Elizabeth Kolbert", Heinz Awards website
- Elizabeth Kolbert's Website
- "An Interview with Elizabeth Kolbert", Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) 2006
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