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David Quammen

Born: Feb 24, 1948

Birthplace: Cincinnati

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

David Quammen

Date of Birth : Feb 24, 1948
Birth Place : Cincinnati

David Quammen is an American science, nature and travel writer and the author of fifteen books, five of them fiction. He wrote a column, called "Natural Acts" for Outside magazine for fifteen years. His articles have also appeared in National Geographic, Harper's, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Book Review and other periodicals. In 2013, Quammen's book Spillover was shortlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.


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Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
  • New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
  • Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction
  • Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award for the Art of the Essay
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