Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Melanie Challenger

Melanie Challenger

Melanie Challenger works as a researcher on the history of humanity and the natural world, and environmental philosophy. Her first book, On Extinction: How We Became Estranged From Nature, was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best non-fiction books of 2012. She received a Darwin Now Award for her research among Canadian Inuit and the Arts Council International Fellowship with British Antarctic Survey for her work on the history of whaling. She is also an award winning poet.

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