Paul Greenberg is the author of the James Beard Award-winning, New York Times bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, American Catch and his newest release, The Omega Principle. His book, Four Fish, has been translated into Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Mandarin and Korean, and is soon to be published in Greek and Russian.
Just as Michael Pollan helped readers navigate the complicated politics of land food, Greenberg has been a major force in decoding the politics of seafood. All the while his accessible and entertaining style has allowed him to extend his reach to publications and news outlets that normally eschew coverage of the ocean. His articles and op-eds as a Safina Center Fellow Writer in Residence have covered topics ranging from oyster beds as storm protection to Alaska’s Pebble Mine and protecting ocean canyons from oil and gas exploration.
Greenberg is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, New York Times Sunday Book Review and the New York Times Opinion page. He has also written for National Geographic, GQ, The Times of London, Vogue, American Prospect and The Atlantic, among many others. In the last five years, he has been both a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow and a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow. In 2012 Greenberg won the Grantham Prize – Award of Special Merit and was named a 2014 Pew Fellow in marine conservation.
Greenberg lectures widely on issues of ocean sustainability at diverse venues around the world. In 2018, he completed a book tour for his latest title, The Omega Principle, which brought him to 10 packed venues across the United States–in addition to several international lectures.
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