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Diane Ackerman

Autor(a) de The Zookeeper's Wife

45+ Works 12,170 Membros 312 Críticas 42 Favorited

About the Author

Diane Ackerman was born on October 7, 1948 in Waukegan, Illinois. She received a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. Poet, author, educator, adventurer, and naturalist, she tries to bridge science and art in her mostrar mais writing, exploring questions of who we are, where we come from, and how we fit into the fabric of the world. She has written many books of poetry including The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral; Wife of Light; Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems; Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire; and I Praise My Destroyer. Her nonfiction works include A Natural History of the Senses; A Natural History of Love; The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Crocodilians, Penguins, and Whales; An Alchemy of Mind; and On Extended Wings. She also writes nature books for children including Animal Sense; Monk Seal Hideaway; and Bats: Shadows in the Night. She is coeditor of a Norton anthology, The Book of Love. Her essays about nature and human nature have appeared in Parade, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker magazines. She hosted a five-hour PBS television series inspired by A Natural History of the Senses. She received the Orion Book Award for The Zookeepers Wife. Her other awards include the Abbie Copps Poetry Prize, Black Warrior Poetry Prize, Pushcart Prize, Peter I. B. Lavan award, and the Wordsmith award. She has taught at a variety of universities, including Columbia and Cornell. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper's Wife (2007) 4,786 exemplares
A Natural History of the Senses (1990) — Autor — 2,896 exemplares
A Natural History Of Love (1994) 794 exemplares
Deep Play (1999) 245 exemplares
The Book of Love (1998) 140 exemplares
I Praise My Destroyer: Poems (1998) 107 exemplares
Animal Sense (2003) 62 exemplares
Bats - Shadows In The Night (1997) 32 exemplares
Monk Seal Hideaway (1995) 13 exemplares
Wife of light: [poems] (1978) 7 exemplares
Lady Faustus (1983) 7 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Hearing [1995 TV episode] (1995) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 6 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Vision [1995 TV episode] (1995) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 5 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses [1995 TV series] (1995) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 5 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Touch [1995 TV episode] (2007) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 4 exemplares
Zoologico de Varsovia, O (2017) 4 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Taste [1995 TV episode] (2007) — Narrador — 3 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Smell [1995 TV episode] (2007) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 3 exemplares
Azyl (Polish Edition) (2017) 1 exemplar
Sandi Fellman: Open Secret (1999) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 627 exemplares
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 396 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
The Curious Naturalist (1980) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Writer on Her Work, Volume II: New Essays in New Territory (1730) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World (2001) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Zookeeper's Wife [2017 film] (2017) — Original book — 84 exemplares
Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World (2007)algumas edições58 exemplares
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Gardener's Bedside Reader (2008) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
In Our Nature: Stories of Wildness (2000) — Prefácio — 18 exemplares
Night: A Literary Companion (2009) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 43 (1997) — Autor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Ackerman, Diane
Outros nomes
Ackermann, Diane
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Locais de residência
Ithaca, New York, USA
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Pennsylvania State University (BA | 1970 - English)
Cornell University (MFA | 1973 | MA | 1976 | PhD | 1978 - English)
professor of English
West, Paul (husband) (1)
Sagan, Carl (doctoral advisor)
Authors Guild
Columbia University
Cornell University
The New Yorker
University of Pittsburgh
Prémios e menções honrosas
Guggenheim Fellowship
John Burroughs Nature Award
Lavan Poetry Prize
New York Public Library Literary Lion
Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award (1985)
Fellow, New York Institute for the Humanities (mostrar todos 7)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2016)
Suzanne Gluck (William Morris Agency)
Alison Granucci (Blue Flower Arts)

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Diane Ackerman is the author of two dozen highly-acclaimed works of poetry and nonfiction, including the bestsellers "The Zookeeper's Wife" and "A Natural History of the Senses," and the Pulitzer Prize Finalist, "One Hundred Names for Love."

In her most recent book, "The Human Age: the World Shaped by Us," she confronts the unprecedented fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the whole planet. Humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness." Ackerman takes us on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing us to many of the inspiring people and ideas now creating, and perhaps saving, our future

A note from the author: "I find that writing each book becomes a mystery trip, one filled with mental (and sometimes physical) adventures. The world revealing itself, human nature revealing itself, is seductive and startling, and that's always been fascinating enough to send words down my spine. Please join me on my travels. I'd enjoy the company."

Contact me or follow my posts here: www.dianeackerman.com, @dianesackerman, www.facebook.com/dianeackerman.aut



I have nothing untoward to say about this book, it was certainly well-written and incredibly well-researched, but it missed the mark for me. I believe it was a difficult subject, to write a book about an unpublished journal that isn’t yours, but I expected more. I wanted less detail - which is an odd thing to want in a book. If there is such a thing, I was inundated with too much minutia about everything. Praises for Ms. Ackerman, just not my style of book; the real and only reason for a lesser star review.… (mais)
LyndaWolters1 | 196 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
I always enjoy Ackerman's book, and this one even more than many of her others. There was less of the author herself permeating the pages the characters and story were allowed to take center stage
cspiwak | 196 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
enjoyable. For some reason I found the author's commentary on her own health more intrusive in this book then I have in some of her others
cspiwak | 9 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
A wonderful book, informative and poetic at the same time. Reminds you to appreciate the wonder and beauty of the natural world
cspiwak | 14 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |



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