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Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives in Ithaca, New York.


Books by Diane Ackerman

  1. Book CoverDawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day

    "It's easy to live in the moment when you're immersed in Ackerman's glorious prose." —Washington PostMore

  2. Book CoverThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    Winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature and the 2015 PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

    A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.More

  3. Book CoverOne Hundred Names for Love: A Memoir

    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
    Finalist for the National Book Circle Critics Award

    "A testament to the power of creativity in language, life—and love." —Heller McAlpin, Washington PostMore

  4. Book CoverThe Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

    Movie Tie-in

    The movie The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on the New York Times bestselling book, opens March 2017.More

  5. Book CoverThe Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

    The New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain.

    A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.More