Amanda Little - Monday, Oct. 17
Amanda Little is a journalist writing about the environment and innovation. She is a professor of investigative journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University and has a particular fondness for far-flung and hard-to-stomach reporting that takes her to ultradeep oil rigs
, down manholes
, into sewage plants
, and inside monsoon clouds
. She is the author of the bestselling book, The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World
, which explores how we’ll feed humanity sustainably and equitably in the climate change era. Her recent TED Talk, based on this book, has more than 1.3 million views. She also wrote the book Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair With Energy
Amanda is a contributing opinion writer for Bloomberg and has published her reporting and commentary in the New York Times Magazine
, Vanity Fair
, Rolling Stone
, New York Magazine
, The Washington Post
, and elsewhere.
A former columnist for Outside
magazine and Grist
, she is a recipient of the Nautilus Book Award, a Rachel Carson Environment Book Award from the Society for Environmental Journalists, and the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism.
Little has interviewed figures ranging from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to John McCain and Lindsey Graham and has appeared on "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross, MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Amanpour & Co., and CNN with Fareed Zakaria.
A graduate of Brown University, she serves on the Board of Trustees at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and kids.