Jordan Fisher Smith

Jordan Fisher Smith’s narrative nonfiction book Nature Noir was a Wall Street Journal summer reading pick, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book, and a Booksense Bestseller. His new book, Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight Over Controlling Nature will be published by Crown on June 7. Jordan’s magazine features have appeared in Men’s Journal, Aeon, Discover, Backpacker, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and have been nominated for awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jordan is a principal cast member and narrator of the film “Under Our Skin,” which was shortlisted for the 2010 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, and appears in the 2014 sequel “Under Our Skin 2: Emergence.” He has been a guest on various nationally syndicated radio programs including NPR’s Morning Edition, On Point, Living on Earth, and National Geographic Weekend. He attended the Community of Writers in 2001.