Florence Williams

Author, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Florence Williams is the author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier and More Creative (W.W. Norton, 2017), which the The New York Times calls “fascinating” and JP Morgan named a top summer read of 2017. The Wall St. Journal calls her writing “exceptional…droll and crisp,” which makes her feel like a pastry. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, National Geographic, and numerous other publications. She wrote and hosted Outside’s podcast series, The XX Factor. Florence won a 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for her first book, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History (W.W. Norton, 2012) and a 2017 Gracie Award for her Audible Original series based on the book. A fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, her work focuses on the environment, health and science. She currently serves on the board of High Country News and the Ted Scripps Fellowship Program at the University of Colorado. She lives in Washington, D.C.