Alan Weisman

Alan Weisman


Alan Weisman’s latest book is Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? published in September 2013 by Little, Brown and Company, and forthcoming in thirteen foreign editions.

His last book, the international bestseller The World Without Us, was named best nonfiction book of 2007 by Time Magazine and Entertainment Weekly, and was the iTunes number one nonfiction audiobook. It was also winner of the Wenjin Book Prize of the National Library of China, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rachel Carson Prize, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, and the Orion Book Prize. His reports from around the world have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Vanity FairMother Jones, Discover, Orion, Wilson Quarterly, Earth Island Journal, and on NPR. He is married to sculptor Beckie Kravetz. They live in western Massachusetts.

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