Barry Lopez

Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

Barry Lopez writes regularly for such magazines as Harper’s and National Geographic and is the author of 14 books of fiction and nonfiction, including Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award, and Of Wolves and Men, a finalist for the National Book Award. His books have been widely translated and his essays and short stories have appeared in numerous college textbooks and in more than a hundred anthologies, including Best American Essays, Best Spiritual Writing, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and the “best” collections from Outside, National Geographic, Orion, The Paris Review, and other periodicals.

In the course of his work, Mr. Lopez has visited nearly eighty countries and traveled repeatedly in remote areas with field scientists and traditional hunters, exploring such places as the interior of Antarctica, the Chilean canals, the Northern Territory in Australia, and northern Kenya.

In addition to the National Book Award, Mr. Lopez is the recipient of the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the John Burroughs Medal for natural history writing, and the Christopher Medal for humanitarian writing, as well as major awards from the Association of American Geographers, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the New York Public Library, and the Guggenheim and Lannan foundations. He is an elected Fellow of The Explorers Club and serves on the advisory boards of a number of foundations and institutions.

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