Woodard, Colin (1968 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction

Colin Woodard, a Maine native (born 3 Dec. 1968) who grew up in Strong, ME and lives in Portland, is a journalist who specializes in global affairs. He writes regularly for The Christian Science Monitor and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and has been a frequent contributor to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He is also the author of three non-fiction books.

Woodard graduated with a B.A. from Tufts University in 1991 and with an M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago, where he was awarded the 1997 Morton Kaplan prize for his thesis on the Balkans.

He has traveled extensively, living in Budapest, Zagreb and Sarajevo for more than four years. He is a 2004 recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for Public Advocacy, given by the Tides Foundation for his global reporting on environmental issues.

Selected Bibliography

  • Ocean's End: Travels Through Endangered Seas (2000)
  • The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier (2004)
  • The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down (2007)
  • Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change (2004) (article contributor)

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