"Christopher Hallowell is a skillful writer on natural history."
—Doris Grumbach, New York Times Book Review
A Massachusetts native, Christopher Hallowell has a special interest in
science and environmental journalism. He earned his bachelor's degree from
Harvard University, then continued his education at Columbia University, where
he received a master's degree in journalism.
A frequent speaker on wetlands and coastal issues, he has authored numerous
books, as well as articles in such magazines as Time, the New York
Times Magazine, Audubon, and the American Scholar. He has
reported from Peru, Panama, the South Pacific, East Africa, and various regions
of the United States.
People of the Bayou: Cajun Life in Lost America provides
a history of the lower Mississippi marshland region, as well as its geology, the
settlement of the Cajun people, and the efforts of oil companies to develop it.
The author explores the Cajun culture and its imminent assimilation into the
Currently a professor at Baruch College of the City University of New York,
Hallowell is also the director of undergraduate journalism. He resides in
Brooklyn, New York, with his wife.