Julian Smith


Freelance writer; Generalist; Contributor, Archaeology, New Scientist, and an outright dizzying array of additional publications

ulian Smith is an award-winning writer specializing in travel and science. His articles and photographs have appeared in Smithsonian, Wired, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, New Scientist, the Los
Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and US News & World Report. His recent book "Crossing the Heart of Africa" (Harper Perennial) won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award for memoir/autobiography from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. With a background in the natural sciences, including a B.A. in biology and an M.S. in wildlife ecology, Smith helped launch and edit Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, an international peer-reviewed scientific journal. He has taught writing, editing, and literature at the College of Santa Fe and the Gotham Writers Workshop. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter.