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Travel Writer and Nonfiction Author Julian Smith

Date: 7:00pm PST January 31, 2012 Location: Albany Quadrangle, Smith Hall

  • Author Julian Smith
    Author Julian Smith

Albany Quadrangle, Smith Hall

The Department of English is delighted to welcome author Julian Smith who will read from his most recent book, Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure.  

Julian Smith 

Julian Smith is an award-winning writer specializing in travel and science. His articles and photographs have appeared in Smithsonian, Wired, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, New Scientist, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and US News & World Report.

He is the author of travel guidebooks to El Salvador, Ecuador, Virginia and the Four Corners, and has won the country’s top travel writing award from the Society of American Travel Writers.

With a background in the natural sciences, including a B.A. in biology and an M.S. in wildlife ecology, Smith helped launch and edit Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, an international peer-reviewed scientific journal. He has taught writing, editing, and literature at the College of Santa Fe and the Gotham Writers Workshop.

He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter.