UT Arlington Maverick Speakers Series: Michael Pollan
For the past 20 years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. He is the author of several best-sellers, including In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto and The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. The latter was named one of the 10 best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post.
A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine since 1987, Pollan has received numerous awards, including a James Beard Award, the John Burroughs prize, the QPB New Vision Award, and the Humane Society’s Geneses Award, among many others. His essays have appeared in many publications and anthologies, including Best American Essays, Best American Science Writing, and the Norton Book of Nature Writing.