About

Photo credit: Luc Demers
Photo credit: Luc Demers

JANE BROX‘s In the Merrimack Valley: A Farm Trilogy (Godine, 2024) brings together her first three books: Here and Nowhere Else, which won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award in nonfiction; Five Thousand Days Like This One, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Clearing Land. She is also the author of Silence, selected as an Editors’ Choice by The New York Times Book Review, and Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light, which was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2010 by Time magazine.

Brox has received the New England Book Award for nonfiction, and her essays have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Best American Essays, The Norton Book of Nature Writing, The Georgia Review and NewYorker.com. She has been awarded grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Maine Arts Commission.

She lives in Brunswick, Maine.

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