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William Vollmann

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William T. Vollmann is the author of ten novels, including Europe Central, which won the National Book Award. He has also written Rising Up and Rising Down and Imperial, both of which were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His journalism and fiction have been published in The New Yorker, Harpers, Esquire, Granta, and many other publications.

Encyclopedic, sardonic, and rigorously investigated. National Book Award-winning author William Volmann turns his eye to climate change. From industrial manufacturing and nuclear power in America to the no-go zones and sad ghost towns of places like Fukushima, Vollman’s signature voice rings with all the urgency and sorrow brought on by one of the greatest threats of our time.

‟Vollmann’s books tower over the work of his contemporaries by virtue of their enormous range, huge ambition, stylistic daring, wide learning, audacious innovation and sardonic wit.ˮ —The Washington Post