Daily Briefing - Tuesday August 17, 2010

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Greta Ehrlich is an American author of 13 books. A prolific traveller, her articles been published extensively in countless news magazines. She was a correspondent for NPR’s Day to Day and has reported from Kosovo, the Arctic, and Africa. She has received a multitude of awards for her works, a Bellagio Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, the Harold B. Vurcell Award for distinguished prose from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Having spent the last 20 years visiting the arctic, she is the author of Empire of Ice: Encounters in a changing landscape, recipient of the 2010 Henry David Thoreau Prize, a book we are offering up today for a $125 premium.