Michael Pollan Biography
Michael Pollan is the author of several books, including
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education, A Place of My Own: The
Education of an Amateur Builder, The Botany of Desire (which received the
Borders Original Voices Award for the best nonfiction work of 2001 and was
recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association
and Amazon), The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, and Food Rules: An Eater's Manual. A longtime contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine,
Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His writing on
food and agriculture has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World
Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard
Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Association. Pollan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, the painter Judith Belzer, and their son, Isaac.
This biography was last updated on 08/05/2011.
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