Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North (Counterpoint Press, 2011)
Nancy's most recent book goes beyond documenting the climate change already so dramatic in Alaska and the Canadian Northwest to look at how northerners, especially indigenous peoples known for their resilience and adaptation, are responding.
Early Warming was the Western Reads book for the 2013-14 school year. In-coming freshman and other classes at Western Washington University read and discussed it, and programming through the year focused on climate change issues. Nancy was on the Bellingham campus for a number of events and visits with classes. It was recently selected for the campus book read at Edmonds Community College for the 2015-16 school year, and Nancy will be visiting there next spring.
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Rock, Water, Wild
Rock, Water, Wild: An Alaskan Life (University of Nebraska Press, 2009)
In this memoir/essay collection, Lord takes readers along as she journeys among salmon, sea lions, geese, moose, bears, glaciers, and indigenous languages and ultimately into a new understanding, beyond geographical borders, of our intricate and intimate connections to the natural world. - read more -
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Nancy is pleased to announce that in June she'll begin teaching an on-line writing workshop in Johns Hopkins University's science writing grad program. She also teaches in the University of Alaska Anchorage's low-residency MFA program.
Nancy's current work is a novel with the working title The Pteropod Gang. She likes to think that it does for ocean acidification what Ian McEwan's Solar does for global warming--that is, extends scientific literacy in a painless, even amusing, way.
She also recently completed editing an anthology, Made of Salmon: Stories from the Alaska Salmon Project, which should appear from the University of Alaska Press in early 2016. See more about the Alaska Salmon Project here.
Nancy Lord writes from her home base in Homer, Alaska. Her work is informed by a deep connection to the landscape and culture of the place she calls home. As a commercial salmon fisherman for twenty-five years (now retired) and later as a naturalist and historian on adventure cruise ships, she takes a particular interest in coastal Alaska and the sustainability of its resources and communities. She served as the Alaska Writer Laureate from 2008-2010 and is the author of nine books of nonfiction, fiction, and memoir. - read more -