Diane Ackerman was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1948. She is the author of over a dozen nonfiction works, including The Zookeeper’s Wife (2007), which was a New York Times bestseller and adapted into a feature film; One Hundred Names for Love (2011), which was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Human Age (2014), recipient of both the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award and PEN New England’s Henry David Thoreau Prize for nature writing. Ackerman is also the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral (1976) and Jaguar of Sweet Laughter (1991). Ackerman lives in Ithaca, New York.
Audio Recordings with Diane Ackerman
- Diane Ackerman and Maxine Kumin reading from their work.