Tucson Festival of Books

David Gessner

Harriet Marble

David Gessner is an American born essayist, memoirist, editor, cartoonist, professor, nature writer and Harvard graduate. He is celebrated for his profound connection to the natural world and his passion for environmental writing. He has authored numerous books that explore the intersection of nature, literature and culture. David Gessner’s newest book, “A Traveler's Guide to the End of the World,” explores how climate change will affect the future and transform the world. Gessner’s works, such as “All the Wild That Remains” and “My Green Manifesto,” reflect his deep love and passion for the American landscape and his commitment to environmental activism. With his background is creative writing and a teaching career at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, he has inspired and educated future generations of writers and environmental stewards. His writing embodies a unique blend of literacy skill and ecological awareness, making him a prominent voice in nature literature. 

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Awards: Pushcart Prize

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

A Traveler's Guide to the End of the World
Tales of Fire, Wind, and Water
Nature / Environment
Torrey House Press
June 2023
ISBN 9781948814812
320 pages
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All The Wild That Remains
Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
Nature / Environment
National Geographic Books
March 2016
ISBN 9780393352375
368 pages
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