Kristin Ohlson (USA)
a freelance journalist, author, essayist and writer
A freelance journalist, author, essayist and fiction writer, almost no topic escapes her curiosity. Her articles have spanned many subjects, from zebrafish bioengineered to glow in the presence of pollutants to abandoned coal mines that catch fire and burn for decades to feminist philanthropy to the biology of moral decision-making to watching Indian soap operas with a roomful of men in Kabul. And so on. Honestly, it’s hard to imagine something that she wouldn’t want to write about.
Over the last few decades, She has written for many publications including the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Utne, Salon, Smithsonian, Discover, New Scientist, Gourmet, Eating Well, Experience Life, Entrepreneur, Preservation, American Archaeology, Ms, Oprah, More, Poets & Writers, Tin House, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and more. In her last book, The Soil Will Save Us she writes on How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet. In The Soil Will Save Us, journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope"—a way in which we can not only heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon—and potentially reverse global warming.