Zoë Schlanger is an environmental journalist driven by questions of how humans relate to the ecosystems they inhabit, and how beliefs about nature co-create the beliefs we harbor about ourselves. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, Wired, Audubon, Newsweek, and elsewhere. She received the National National Association of Science Writers' reporting award for reporting on the most polluted zip code in Detroit, and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for National Reporting, the Morley Safer Award, the National Academies of Sciences Award, and the American Geophysical Union journalism award for Shallow Waters, a series on climate change and water politics on the Texas-Mexico border. She is writing The Light Eaters, a book about new frontiers in plant intelligence research, to be published by Harper Books. She lives in Brooklyn.