Thor Hanson - Author & Biologist


Dr. Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and an award winning author and biologist.  His books include BuzzThe Triumph of SeedsThe Impenetrable Forest, Feathers, and the illustrated children's favorite, Bartholomew Quill.  Hanson's writing has been translated into more than ten languages and has earned many accolades, including The John Burroughs Medal, the Phi Beta Kappa Award, the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, and three Pacific Northwest Book Awards. He co-hosted the PBS Nature series American Spring Live, and he has appeared as a guest on many other programs, including  NPR's Fresh Air, Science Friday, To the Best of Our Knowledge, and On Point, as well as The Current on CBC, and Book Lust‚Äč with Nancy Pearl.  Hanson lives with his wife and son on an island in the Pacific Northwest. (Read full bio)