Elizabeth Kolbert is a journalist, author, and visiting fellow at Williams College in Massachusetts. She is well-known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, as well as her work as an environmental observer and pundit for The New Yorker magazine.
Her work and other books, such as Field Notes from a Catastrophe and Under a White Sky, frequently address the Anthropocene dilemma. She served from 2017 to 2020 on the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board.
Elizabeth Kolbert Age
Elizabeth Kolbert was born in Bronx New York, United States on July 6, 1961. She is 61 years old.
Elizabeth Kolbert Height
Elizabeth stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in/1.65 m tall.
Elizabeth Kolbert Family
Elizabeth Kolbert was born in the Bronx, New York to Gerald and Marlene Kolbert. Elizabeth grew up in the Bronx before her family moved to Larchmont, where she stayed until 1979.
Elizabeth Kolbert Husband
Elizabeth is married to John Kleiner, whom she adores. The wedding took place in 1991. They have three sons together and live in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Kolbert Education
Elizabeth attended Yale University for four years after graduating from Mamaroneck High School. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Universität Hamburg in Germany in 1983. She served from 2017 to 2020 on the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board.
Elizabeth Kolbert Salary
Elizabeth receives an annual salary is $85,688.
Elizabeth Kolbert Net Worth
Elizabeth’s estimated net worth is $1 million.
Elizabeth Kolbert Career
Elizabeth is also recognized as the author of the book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, in addition to her work. In 2015, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the book. Her writing and other novels, including The Sixth Extinction, frequently tackle the issue that humans face in the Anthropocene. Penguin Random House published her novel Under a White Sky in 2021. Among Elizabeth’s other works are:
The best scientific and environment writing in the United States 2009. The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Best Arctic and Antarctic Writing 2007. Man, nature, and climate change: field notes from a disaster 2006. 2004.
Since 1999, she has worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker. She currently works for The New Yorker magazine as an environmental observer and critic. She formerly worked at the New York Times, where she published the Metro Matters column and was the paper’s Albany bureau chief. “The Climate of Man,” Elizabeth’s three-part series on global warming, won the National Magazine Award for Public Interest in 2006.
In 1983, she began working as a stringer for The New York Times in Germany. She worked on the Metro desk in 1985. From 1988 to 1991, Elizabeth was the Times’ Albany bureau chief, and from 1997 to 1998, she published the Metro Matters column.
She works for The New Yorker since 1999 as a staff writer. She wrote a paper titled Pandemics and the Shape of Human History on March 30, 2020. Outbreaks, she said, have triggered riots and driven public-health improvements, foreshadowed revolutions, and altered geography.