Alan Burdick writes for numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, GQ, and Natural History. He has also worked as an editor at The New York Times Magazine, Discover, and The Sciences, and was the editorial producer and senior writer for Science Bulletins, a multimedia science-news division of the American Museum of Natural History.
Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Awards and won the Overseas Press Club award for environmental reporting. Alan’s other accolades include entry in the 2003 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology; winner of the 1995 AAAS Westinghouse prize for magazine feature-writing, and co-recipient of the 1992 Olive Branch Award. He has been in residence several times at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and was awarded grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Alan graduated from Stanford University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in the history and philosophy of science. Out of Eden is his first book. He lives with his family in New York.