Brox is the author of four books of creative nonfiction, including three that examine the dynamic changes in our landscapes: “Clearing Land,” “Five Thousand Days Like This One” (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and “Here and Nowhere Else,” winner of the L.L Winship/PEN New England Award. Her most recent work, “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light” (2010), “unspools the story of light,” as one critic describes it.
Brox has received the New England Book Award for nonfiction, and her essays have appeared in many anthologies, including “Best American Essays,” “The Norton Book of Nature Writing” and “The Pushcart Prize Anthology.” She has been awarded grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She was the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College in spring 2010.
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Originally published on 2011-11-09 11:20:44 AM.