Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North (Counterpoint Press, 2011)
Nancy's latest 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 is the Western Reads book for the 2013-14 school year. In-coming freshman and other classes at Western Washington University are reading and discussing it, and programming through the year will focus on climate change issues. Nancy will be “in residence” in February for a number of events and visits with classes. Other guests during the year include W. S. Merwin, Naomi Oreskes, and Bill McKibben.
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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 -
August 1, 2013: AWP (Associated Writers and Writing Programs) has selected its panels for next February's conference in Seattle. Nancy will be presenting in two: The Alaskan Legacy of John Haines and True North: Alaskan Literary Nonfiction.
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June 2013: That's me in the far-right tiny kayak in the banner above. Photographer Irene Owsley and I enjoyed a week-long Voices of the Wilderness Residency with the U. S. Forest Service in Harriman Fjord, Prince William Sound. Writings/photo essays are forthcoming.
April 12, 2013: Western Reads, a campus-wide reading program at Western Washington University, has chosen Early Warming as its 2013-14 reading selection. - read more -
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 -