Visiting Writer: David M. Carroll

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Naturalist-artist David M. Carroll, who in 2006 was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is the author of three acclaimed natural histories: THE YEAR OF THE TURTLE; TROUT REFLECTIONS; and SWAMP-WALKER’S JOURNAL. The latter was awarded the John Burroughs medal for distinguished nature writing. This “wet-sneaker trilogy” was expanded to a quartet with the publication of his memoir centered on his lifelong connection with turtles and their habitats, SELF-PORTRAIT WITH TURTLES.

His fifth book, FOLLOWING THE WATER, A HYDROMANCER’S NOTEBOOK, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in August 2009, was awarded a Finalist Medal in the nonfiction category by the National Book Foundation. David is a graduate of the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. He has received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of New Hampshire and an Honorary Masters in Environmental Science from New England College.

David and his work have been the subject of numerous articles and interviews, and his artwork has been widely exhibited. He is an active lecturer and turtle and wetlands preservation advocate; among awards he has received are an Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. EPA and NH Audubon’s Tudor Richards Award.