All three of JOHN VAILLANT’s award-winning, nonfiction books are narratively riveting stories that take us directly into one of the most morally urgent and consequential questions of our time: namely, how we negotiate the intensifying collisions between human ambition and the natural world. The Golden Spruce told the story of an anti-logger who took a drastic measure: felling a tree sacred to the Haida people to raise awareness about the dangers of cutting down many more trees elsewhere. The Tiger followed a hunt for a man-eater in the frozen wastes of the Russian taiga. Whereas these earlier books were about finding an accommodation with nature, Fire Weather is about what happens when none can be found. Vaillant will talk about these and other ecological stories from his fascinating career.

July 22
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm


John Vaillant

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