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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Nathaniel Rich

Nathaniel Rich is the author of Losing Earth, a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Award and the winner of awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists and the American Institute of Physics. His most recent book, Second Nature, longlisted for the PEN/E.O Wilson, features the story “Dark Waters,” which was adapted into a film starring Mark Ruffalo. Rich is also the author of three novels, including Odds Against Tomorrow (2013), hailed by Rolling Stone as “the first great climate-change novel.” He lives in New Orleans, and will be the featured author at this year’s Sunshine State Biodiversity Group event at Word of South.