Florence Williams

Florence Williams


Florence Williams is a journalist who often writes about the connections between people, health, and nature. She is the author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative (W.W. Norton 2017) and Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History (W.W. Norton 2012), which won the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science and technology, the 2012 Audie Award for best general nonfiction audio book, and was named a Notable Book of 2012 by the New York Times. Named an Author of the Week by The Week magazine, Florence has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and CBS’ Sunday Morning. The Wall Street Journal describes her writing as “crisp and droll” and the New York Times compared her to Rachel Carson.

Florence is a graduate of Yale University and she holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana. She spent two decades living in Colorado and Montana, which included stints as a staff writer at High Country News, where she currently serves as a board member. A former Visiting Scholar and Scripps Fellow at the University of Colorado, she is currently a Washington, DC-based freelancer and speaker and a contributing editor at Outside magazine. She also writes for such publications as the New York TimesNew York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones, Discover, and others. In 2013 she was nominated for a National Magazine Award.

Florence welcomes followers on Twitter @flowill, and some of her publications can be found here.

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