The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century

James Howard Kunstler may be best known for his nonfiction books, The Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic.

His 2002 book, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, is a wide-ranging look at places as different as Las Vegas and Berlin.

His 2008 novel, World Made By Hand, was a fictional depiction of the post-oil American future. It became a four-part series with the subsequent publication of The Witch of Hebron (2010) A History of the Future (2014), and The Harrows of Spring (2016}.

Mr. Kunstler is also the author of eight other novels including The Halloween Ball and An Embarrassment of Riches. In 2017, he published a novel set on a Vermont hippie commune in the 1960s: A Safe and Happy Place.

He is a contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Op-Ed page, where he has written on environmental and economic issues.

Mr. Kunstler was born in New York City. He worked as a reporter and feature writer for a number of newspapers, and finally as a staff writer for Rolling Stone Magazine. In 1975, he dropped out to write books full-time.

He has lectured at colleges all over America and performed one of the most-watched TED talks on You-Tube.

He lives in upstate New York.


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