David Gessner

“NOWHERE IS OUR REAL HOME: Finding a Wild Home in a Virtual Age”
Sunday, April 3 at 4PM.

Register for the event HERE.

gessner350David Gessner, award-winning author of All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West and nine other books, opens our series with an exploration of what it means to find (and keep) a real and wild home in our “virtual age.” As part of a generation of writers who have followed writers like Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry, Gessner will discuss his own “post-regionalist philosophy about what home and its relationship to the wild might mean now. And he will use Wallace Stegner, Edward Abbey, and Wendell Berry as touchstones.


David Gessner 
 is an American essayist, memoirist, nature writer, editor, and cartoonist. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he grew up in Worcester, Mass. Attended Harvard College where he worked at the Harvard Crimson drawing political cartoons, most notably a drawing of Ronald Reagan urinating on an unemployed man in the gutter called “The Trickle Down Theory.” He graduated in 1983.

coverwild2_2Author of nine books of nonfiction, including, most recently, All the WildThat Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West; The Tarball Chronicles; and My Green Manifesto. The Tarball Chronicles won the 2012 Reed Award for Best Book on the Southern Environment and the Association for Study of Literature and the Environment’s award for best book of creative writing in 2011 and 2012.

David recently hosted a series on National Geographic Explorer TV. See a short extract from one episode below:

Other books by David Gessner: