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Diane Ackerman

Autor/a de The Zookeeper's Wife

45+ obres 12,078 Membres 307 Ressenyes 42 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Diane Ackerman was born on October 7, 1948 in Waukegan, Illinois. She received a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. Poet, author, educator, adventurer, and naturalist, she tries to bridge science and art in her mostra'n més writing, exploring questions of who we are, where we come from, and how we fit into the fabric of the world. She has written many books of poetry including The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral; Wife of Light; Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems; Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire; and I Praise My Destroyer. Her nonfiction works include A Natural History of the Senses; A Natural History of Love; The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Crocodilians, Penguins, and Whales; An Alchemy of Mind; and On Extended Wings. She also writes nature books for children including Animal Sense; Monk Seal Hideaway; and Bats: Shadows in the Night. She is coeditor of a Norton anthology, The Book of Love. Her essays about nature and human nature have appeared in Parade, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker magazines. She hosted a five-hour PBS television series inspired by A Natural History of the Senses. She received the Orion Book Award for The Zookeepers Wife. Her other awards include the Abbie Copps Poetry Prize, Black Warrior Poetry Prize, Pushcart Prize, Peter I. B. Lavan award, and the Wordsmith award. She has taught at a variety of universities, including Columbia and Cornell. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper's Wife (2007) 4,745 exemplars
A Natural History of the Senses (1990) — Autor — 2,883 exemplars
A Natural History Of Love (1994) 784 exemplars
Deep Play (1999) 243 exemplars
The Book of Love (1998) 140 exemplars
I Praise My Destroyer: Poems (1998) 107 exemplars
Animal Sense (2003) 62 exemplars
Bats - Shadows In The Night (1997) 31 exemplars
Monk Seal Hideaway (1995) 13 exemplars
Wife of light: [poems] (1978) 7 exemplars
Lady Faustus (1983) 7 exemplars
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Hearing [1995 TV episode] (1995) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 6 exemplars
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Vision [1995 TV episode] (1995) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 5 exemplars
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses [1995 TV series] (1995) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 5 exemplars
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Touch [1995 TV episode] (2007) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 4 exemplars
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Taste [1995 TV episode] (2007) — Narrador — 3 exemplars
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Smell [1995 TV episode] (2007) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 3 exemplars
Zoologico de Varsovia, O (2017) 3 exemplars
Azyl (Polish Edition) (2017) 1 exemplars
Sandi Fellman: Open Secret (1999) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Col·laborador — 626 exemplars
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Col·laborador — 395 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 235 exemplars
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Col·laborador — 231 exemplars
The Best American Science Writing 2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 190 exemplars
The Best American Science Writing 2004 (2004) — Col·laborador — 152 exemplars
The Curious Naturalist (1980) — Col·laborador — 148 exemplars
The Writer on Her Work, Volume II: New Essays in New Territory (1730) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World (2001) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
The Zookeeper's Wife [2017 film] (2017) — Original book — 82 exemplars
Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World (2007)algunes edicions56 exemplars
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
The Gardener's Bedside Reader (2008) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
In Our Nature: Stories of Wildness (2000) — Pròleg — 18 exemplars
Night: A Literary Companion (2009) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 43 (1997) — Autor — 3 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Ackerman, Diane
Altres noms
Ackermann, Diane
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Llocs de residència
Ithaca, New York, USA
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Pennsylvania State University (BA | 1970 - English)
Cornell University (MFA | 1973 | MA | 1976 | PhD | 1978 - English)
professor of English
West, Paul (husband) (1)
Sagan, Carl (doctoral advisor)
Authors Guild
Columbia University
Cornell University
The New Yorker
University of Pittsburgh
Premis i honors
Guggenheim Fellowship
John Burroughs Nature Award
Lavan Poetry Prize
New York Public Library Literary Lion
Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award (1985)
Fellow, New York Institute for the Humanities (mostra-les totes 7)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2016)
Suzanne Gluck (William Morris Agency)
Alison Granucci (Blue Flower Arts)
Biografia breu
Diane Ackerman is the author of two dozen highly-acclaimed works of poetry and nonfiction, including the bestsellers "The Zookeeper's Wife" and "A Natural History of the Senses," and the Pulitzer Prize Finalist, "One Hundred Names for Love."

In her most recent book, "The Human Age: the World Shaped by Us," she confronts the unprecedented fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the whole planet. Humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness." Ackerman takes us on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing us to many of the inspiring people and ideas now creating, and perhaps saving, our future

A note from the author: "I find that writing each book becomes a mystery trip, one filled with mental (and sometimes physical) adventures. The world revealing itself, human nature revealing itself, is seductive and startling, and that's always been fascinating enough to send words down my spine. Please join me on my travels. I'd enjoy the company."

Contact me or follow my posts here:, @dianesackerman,



This book is a delightful romp through the senses. While Diane Ackerman weaves in and out of the biological aspects of the human senses, she takes us through a ride. The ride takes us through our senses' role in literature, life, human relations, art, and many aspects of human endeavor.

Diane's book is a joyous romp, but don't read it in one sitting. If you wish to discover little worlds you have forgotten, read one chapter daily. Savour the material and let it sink in.

Remember, this book is not a thriller. Enjoy it and read it again after a few years.… (més)
RajivC | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2024 |
This is one of those gems that I would never had known about were it not for a wonderful online book club. I love stories like this: about the smaller-scale heroes of WWII. Regular people who did what they could in the face of extraordinary evil. It's a story that serves to be known and I enjoyed it immensely.
GordCampbell | Hi ha 193 ressenyes més | Dec 20, 2023 |
A fine read. Not just nature facts, but a great job of bringing you right into nature. And all the while, a fine thread of conservation woven through by reasoning, not moralizing.
BBrookes | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Dec 5, 2023 |



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