Florence Williams

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Florence Williams is an American journalist and nonfiction author whose work focuses on the environment, health and science. She is a contributing editor at Outside magazine[1] and a freelance writer for National Geographic, the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones, High Country News, O-Oprah, W., Bicycling and numerous other publications.[2]

Her first book, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science and technology and the 2013 Audie in general nonfiction. The New York Times named it a notable book of 2012.

Her second book, The Nature Fix, investigates connections between the brain and nature and will be released in February 2017. Edward O. Wilson calls the book, "A beautifully written, thoroughly enjoyable exposition of a major principle of human life now supported by evidence in biology, psychology, and medicine."[3]

She was a Scripps Fellow at the Center of Environmental Journalism[4] at the University of Colorado. She is a fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University. She serves on the board of nonprofit environmental magazine, High Country News.

She has received many awards, including six magazine awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the John Hersey Prize at Yale. Her work has been anthologized in numerous books, including Outside 25, the New Montana Story, How the West Was Warmed and Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008. She was named “Author of the week” by The Week in May, 2012. The Wall Street Journal calls her writing “droll and crisp.” [5]

She lives in Washington, D.C. with husband Jamie Williams.

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  1. ^ "Florence Williams". Outside. Outside magazine. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Florence Williams http://www.florencewilliams.com. Retrieved 9 July 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "The Nature Fix". WW Norton. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Former Fellows, 2007–2008. University of Colorado http://centerforenvironmentaljournalism.businesscatalyst.com/former-fellows.html. Retrieved July 9, 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Smith, Jenni Erin. "All Natural, or Not Quite". Wall Street Journal. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 10 July 2016.