This virtual event is a part of the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book. Please see below for more information about how to register and to purchase books.
Author and Radiolab cohost Lulu Miller (Why Fish Don’t Exist) will speak at the celebration of the Reed Award for Environmental Writing presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center. Miller’s remarkable book—part biography, part memoir, and part scientific adventure—offers a wondrous fable about how to persevere in a world where Chaos will always prevail.
The program will also recognize two recipients of the 2021 Reed Award, given for excellent writing on the Southern environment in book-length nonfiction and journalism.
In the book category, former Georgia state legislator Paul Bolster will receive the Reed Award for Saving the Georgia Coast: A Political History of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act. In the journalism category, Tony Bartelme of The Post and Courier in Charleston will receive the Reed Award for his in-depth reporting on South Carolina’s coastal environment, including communities where the damaging impacts of climate change are happening now.
As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is free to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register here or simply make plans to watch on Facebook.com/VaBookFest.
Order the Books from New Dominion Bookshop
Shop local and support your community bookstore! Order your books for the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book by filling out the contact form below. We will give you a call when your order is ready, and you will be able to pay for your order over the phone at that time. We are currently offering curbside pickup, local delivery (available for free within 5 miles of the shop), and shipping (normal rates apply). We are also open for limited browsing.
Festival Community Partners: Thanks to the Southern Environmental Law Center for hosting this event. Thanks to OLLI—Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UVA—for selecting Why Fish Don’t Exist as their community read.