The Friend: A Novel
Sigrid Nunez’s new novel, The Friend, is a meditation on grief, writing, and the transcendent power of the human-canine bond.Read more.
Take a free online class at the University of Iowa: The Story of Place
You can’t find a better deal than this — a free online class from the International Writing Program (the IWP) atRead more.
Book Review: The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds by Gavin Van Horn
Reviewed by James Ballowe, Distinguished Professor English Emeritus from Bradley University In his “Prologue” to The Way of Coyote, Gavin VanRead more.
The Great (Unknown) Pet Massacre
The title of this book almost begs incredulity. The Great Cat & Dog Massacre? When I first saw the bookRead more.
Where Song Began
Sulphur-crested cockatoos in Sydney What I most missed after a trip to Australia last year wasn’t the beaches or theRead more.
Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush
In 2012, on assignment in Bangladesh researching a story on the world’s longest border fence, journalist Elizabeth Rush “inadvertently” becameRead more.
Writing Opportunities: Center for Humans and Nature
The Center for Humans and Nature contributes reviews to EcoLit Books. But did you know they also publish a blog,Read more.
Six new additions to our list of environmental magazines and journals
http://www.gullzine.com/ We now have a list of 46 journals and magazines dedicated to environmental essays, stories and poetry. Here areRead more.
Ecovillages Around the World: 20 Regenerative Designs for Sustainable Communities edited by Frederica Miller
As a conservation biologist I see ecovillages as an example for all of us. We need to reduce our impactRead more.
Book Review: Penguins in the Desert by Eric Wagner
As a former volunteer for Dee Boersma at the Punta Tombo Magellanic colony in Argentina, I was especially eager toRead more.
Eager: The fall and rise of the North American beaver
Pity the keystone species. Those animals upon which the health of so many ecosystems depend — wolves and jaguars, sharks and seaRead more.
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
In 2006, a wolf was born in Yellowstone National Park. Named O-Six, she would grow into a fierce fighter, dotingRead more.
Return of the Sea Otter: The story of a resilient species and its many human friends
The sea otter should have been extinct by now. We, as in human civilization, did our very best to eliminateRead more.
BirdNote: Chirp-sized bird stories from the popular radio show
Here in Ashland, Oregon, I listen to our local radio station KSKQ. And for the past several years I’ve enjoyedRead more.
Shop the EcoLit Bookstore
Free U.S. shipping on orders greater than $30. Every purchase supports independent writing and publishing.