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Interview Archives: Sharman Apt Russell

Sharman has published some dozen award-winning books translated into nine languages. Her most recent Within Our Grasp: Childhood Malnutrition Worldwide and the Revolution Taking Place to End It (Pantheon Books, 2021) has been described as “engrossing”  and “poignant, humane, and grounded in optimism.” Her Diary of a Citizen Scientist won the John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Natural History Writing. Her awards include a Rockefeller Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, and the Writers at Work Award. An author of both fiction and nonfiction, she lives in the magical realism of the American Southwest.

Interview with Sea Change Radio about Within Our Grasp:

Interview with local PBS affiliate KRWG, June 2021, about Within Our Grasp:

Interview about Diary of a Citizen Scientist, May 2016:

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