Local author Elizabeth Rush joins the Rochambeau Readers to speak on her book, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Rising, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize in general nonfiction, is the Reading Across Rhode Island book for 2020.
"Rush, who teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University, has chosen to examine climate change through the lens of American places and people devastated by rising seas and higher temperatures. Reading her book is like learning ecology at the feet of a poet rather than a scientist." Dave Hage, Star Tribune
Elizabeth Rush is also the author of Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Washington Post, Harpers, Guernica, Granta, Orion, and the New Republic, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants including the Howard Foundation Fellowship, awarded by Brown University; the Society for Environmental Journalism Grant; the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaptation Fellowship; and the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers.