Nonfiction Science & Nature Writing
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Meera Subramanian is a US-based journalist, MIT Knight Science Journalism fellow (2016-17) and Fulbright-Nehru senior research fellow (2013-14)  who writes about culture and the environment for newspapers and magazines around the world. In 2019-2020, she’ll be the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University.

Her first book is A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka, published in August 2015 by PublicAffairs in the USA (and as Elemental India: The Natural World at a Time of Crisis and Opportunity by HarperCollins India).


"A River Runs Again is at once sweeping and intimate -- a smart, informative, richly reported book full of memorable characters."

-Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

"What happens in India may turn out-even more than China-to be the key to the kind of environmental future the planet faces. Very few people are qualified to tell the story with as much clarity, compassion, and character-driven power as Meera Subramanian."

-Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist