Born February 24, 1948 Cincinnati, Ohio Residence Bozeman, Montana Nationality USA Alma mater Yale University (B.A., 1970) University of Oxford (B.Litt., English, 1973)  Genre non-fiction Spouse Betsy Gaines Quammen Website davidquammen .com
David Quammen (born February 1948) is an American science, nature and travel writer and the author of fifteen books. He wrote a column called "Natural Acts" for magazine for fifteen years. His articles have also appeared in Outside , National Geographic , Harper's , the Rolling Stone and other periodicals. In 2013, Quammen's book New York Times Book Review Spillover was shortlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.
Early life and education
Cincinnati, Ohio, Quammen graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1966. He is a  Yale graduate and former Rhodes Scholar; during his graduate studies at Oxford, he studied literature, concentrating on the works of William Faulkner.
Quammen was drawn to the state of
Montana in the early 1970s for the trout fishing. He still lives in Montana, while traveling widely for and to research his books. During autumn 2014, he was much involved, because of books and articles he has published, in the public discussion of the National Geographic Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa and its spread beyond.
From 2007 to 2009 he was the Wallace Stegner Professor of Western American Studies at
Montana State University.
Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature; 1985 (Avon Books reprint 1996. ISBN 0-380-71738-7)
Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature (Revised and Expanded, with a New Introduction); W. W. Norton, 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-33360-2
The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature; Scribner, 1988. ISBN 0-684-83626-2
The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions; Scribner, 1996 (reprinted 1997). ISBN 0-684-82712-3 
Wild Thoughts From Wild Places; Scribner, 1999. ISBN 0-684-85208-X
The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder; Scribner, 2001. ISBN 0-7432-0032-2
Monster of God : the man-eating predator in the jungles of history and the mind (2003), New York: W. W. Norton ISBN 0393051404  
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Great Discoveries); W. W. Norton, 2006. ISBN 978-0-393-32995-7 
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic; W. W. Norton, 2012. ISBN 978-0-393-06680-7  
The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest; W. W. Norton, 2015. ISBN 978-0-393-35084-5  The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life; Simon & Schuster, 2018. ISBN 9781476776644 
To Walk the Line, 1970.
Walking Out, 1980.
The Zolta Configuration, 1983.
The Soul of Viktor Tronko, 1987. Blood Line: Stories of Fathers and Sons, 1988.
Awards and accolades
"How Rhodes Scholars Think: Interview with David Quammen", rhodesscholars.wordpress.com, October 17, 2007
"PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award ($10,000) - PEN America" . Retrieved . 17 April 2018
Long, Karen (August 25, 2008). "Ten Minutes With . . . David Quammen, author of 'The Reluctant Mr. Darwin. '" Plain Dealer . Retrieved . July 29, 2011
McGrath, Charles (Oct 19, 2012), "The Subject Is Science, the Style Is Faulkner", The New York Times , retrieved Feb 11, 2013
Kanigel, Robert (21 April 1996). "Review: . The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen" The New York Times.
Schulz, Kathryn (18 November 2003). "Kathryn Schulz reviews Monster of God by David Quammen". Grist . Retrieved . 2015-08-04
Moss, Stephen (6 March 2004). "Review: . Monster of God by David Quammen" The Guardian.
Desmond, Adrian (27 Aug 2006). "Review: . The Reluctant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen" The New York Times.
Roberts, Alice (10 Nov 2012). "Review: . Spillover by David Quammen" The Guardian.
Shah, Sonia (19 Oct 2012). "Review: . Spillover by David Quammen" The New York Times.
Lynch, Stephen (2 Feb 2015). "How the AIDS epidemic really began". . New York Post
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"The band of biologists who redrew the tree of life" Nature, 560: 6–27. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05827-1
"Rhodes Scholars: Complete List, 1903-2013 - The Rhodes Scholarships". 6 November 2013 . Retrieved . 17 April 2018
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"Winners and Finalists Database - ASME". www.magazine.org . Retrieved . 17 April 2018
"All Fellows - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation" . Retrieved . 17 April 2018
American Academy of Arts and Letters - Award Winners Archived 2008-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
Bp Natural World Book Prize Archived 2012-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
"Past Winners of The New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism". The New York Public Library . Retrieved . 17 April 2018
"Lannan Foundation". Lannan Foundation . Retrieved . 17 April 2018
"JBA Medal Award List". research.amnh.org . Retrieved . 17 April 2018
MSU News Service - New Stegner professor to hit the ground running Archived 2007-08-20 at the Wayback Machine
PEN American Center - 2001 Winners Archived 2012-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
"Recipients • Academic Events Committee Colorado College". www.coloradocollege.edu . Retrieved . 17 April 2018
"Society for the Study of Evolution". www.evolutionsociety.org. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013 . Retrieved . 17 April 2018
Bill Ott (June 30, 2013). "Richard Ford and Timothy Egan Win Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction". Booklist . Retrieved . March 17, 2014
Annalisa Pesek (July 3, 2013). "2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction". . Archived from Library Journal the original on March 18, 2014 . Retrieved . March 17, 2014
"ALA Unveils 2013 Finalists for Andrew Carnegie Medals". . April 22, 2013 Publishers Weekly . Retrieved . March 17, 2014
Appearances on C-SPAN
Author papers at Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University
Video: David Quammen discussing Spillover, September 2012
From the NPR Radio Show, Krulwich on Science, titled "Three Nice Things We Can Say About Mosquitoes", July 30, 2008
From the NPR Radio Show the Bryant Park Project interview about his book "The Reluctant Mr. Darwin" on July 1, 2008
From the NPR Radio Show, Krulwich on Science, titled "The Racing Asparagus" (promoting his Charles Darwin biography), September 20, 2006
Books by David Quammen "Walking Out" (1980) - full text at the Short Story Project