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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben


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Bill McKibben, born on December 8, 1960, is a freelance writer currently living with his family in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State. His writings concern the impact of society and culture on the global environment. He earned his Bachelors degree from Harvard College in 1982. McKibben wrote over 400 articles for the "Talk of the Town" column featured in The New Yorker magazine during the 1980s. His honors include Lyndhurst Fellow (1988-1991), Honorary Doctorate from Lebanon Valley College (1991), and Guggenheim Fellowship (1993).

About the collections:

Papers, 1971-2001 (50 boxes) includes mostly research materials for his early written works such as The End of Nature, Hope, Human and Wild, and The Age of Missing Information. Several boxes include his research for the over 400 articles written for "The Talk of the Town" column as featured in The New Yorker magazine. Also includes files of business correspondence, Heck Lectures, miscellaneous environmental research, Crane Mountain Landfill (Johnsburg, New York), "Here and Now" magazine business venture.

Papers, 1984-2007 (26 boxes) has a variety of materials detailing McKibben’s recent writing (Deep Economy, Enough, and Wandering Home) and other activities. It includes correspondence (personal, business, and fan letters), drafts and research materials for book and article publications, final publications, photographs, audio and video recordings, and teaching materials.

  • McKibben, Bill. Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? New York: Holt, 2019.
  • McKibben, Bill. Radio Free Vermont. New York: Blue Rider Press, 2017.
  • McKibben, Bill. The Global Warming Reader. New York: OR Books, 2011.
  • McKibben, Bill. Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2010.
  • McKibben, Bill, ed. American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau. New York: Library of America, 2008.
  • McKibben, Bill. The Bill McKibben Reader: Pieces from an Active Life. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2008.
  • McKibben, Bill. Fight Global Warming Now: The Handbook for Taking Action in Your Community. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2007.
  • McKibben, Bill. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. New York: Times Books, 2007.
  • McKibben, Bill. The Comforting Whirlwind : God, Job, and the Scale of Creation. Cambridge: Cowley Publications, 2005.
  • McKibben, Bill. Wandering Home. New York: Crown Publishing, 2005.
  • McKibben, Bill. Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age. New York: Times Books, 2003.
  • McKibben, Bill. Long Distance: Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously. New York: Plume, 2001.
  • McKibben, Bill. Hundred Dollar Holiday. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
  • McKibben, Bill. Maybe One: A Personal and Environmental Argument for Single Child Families. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
  • McKibben, Bill. Hope, Human and Wild. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1995.
  • McKibben, Bill. The Age of Missing Information. New York: Random House, 1992.
  • McKibben, Bill. The End of Nature. New York: Random House, 1989.


Updated: July 9, 2021