Tucson Festival of Books

Ben Goldfarb


The Nature Conservancy of Arizona

Ben Goldfarb is an award-winning environmental writer whose journalism has appeared in the Atlantic, The New York Times, National Geographic and many other publications, and has been anthologized in the Best American Science & Nature Writing. His latest book, "Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet," was published by W.W. Norton & Co. in September 2023. His previous book, "Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter," received the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Elise, and his dog, Kit—which is, of course, what you call a baby beaver.

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Awards: PEN Literary Award, Specifically, the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award


Scheduled events:
The Road to Resilience
What does the future hold? This compelling discussion will reflect on our past and envision our future. Trace the evolution of climate denial, explore climate hotspots, and travel the roads that have transformed our planet. Learn more about where we have been and where are we heading.

WNPA Stage (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nature / Environment
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Gessner, Ben Goldfarb, David Lipsky
Moderator: David Wegner
Our Changing World
Award-winning authors David Gessner and Ben Goldfarb sit down with Biosphere 2 head Joaquin Ruiz and discuss how human actions affect our changing world and share insights into positive changes we can all make.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Science City (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Gessner, Ben Goldfarb
Moderator: Joaquin Ruiz
Exploring Nature's Pathways
Join these two authors as they discuss safe passages at the intersection of people and wildlife. Explore the importance of preserving migration routes for animals and creating safe, pleasant walking spaces for communities. Hear about innovative solutions and learn how to take a step in the right direction for a better future for all living beings.

WNPA Stage (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nature / Environment
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ben Goldfarb, Robert Searns
Moderator: Gayle Harrison Hartmann

Books:
Crossings
How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet
Science / Medicine / Technology
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
September 2023
ISBN 9781324005896
384 pages
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Eager
The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and why They Matter
Nature / Environment
Chelsea Green Publishing
January 2018
ISBN 9781603589086
Paperback, 286 pages
$17.95, INSTORE
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