Nathaniel Rich is the author, most recently, of Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade, which includes the story that serves as the basis for the film Dark Waters. Losing Earth: A Recent History (2019) was a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Award and a winner of awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists and the American Institute of Physics. It has been published in a dozen languages.
Rich is also the author of the novels King Zeno (2018); Odds Against Tomorrow (2013); and The Mayor’s Tongue (2008). Rich’s short fiction has been published by McSweeney’s, Emergence, Esquire, Vice, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and the American Scholar; he was awarded the 2017 Emily Clark Balch Prize for Fiction and is a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award for Fiction.
Rich is a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine and a frequent contributor to The Atlantic, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books. His reported pieces have appeared in the Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Best American Science and Nature Writing. His translation of Primo Levi’s The Wrench appears in The Complete Works of Primo Levi.
Rich lives in New Orleans.