Mark Essig

Mark Essig is the author of Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig (Basic Books) and Edison & the Electric Chair (Walker & Co). He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.


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Urban Wildlife, Indoors and Out

Two new books about urban wildlife share a message: open your goddamn eyes. The world is miraculous, the authors say, and they urge us to pay attention....


The Cow Whisperer

“The Secret Life of Cows” is a collection of anecdotes dedicated to the proposition that cows are individuals and should be treated as such....

The Cow Whisperer
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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