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Richard J Margolis Award

About Richard J. Margolis

Career Highlights

selected articles

Selected New Leader Columns

Reports & Monographs

Op-Ed Pieces & Book Reviews

 

Past Winners

2016
David Denver Robinson

 

2015
Daniel Hernandez

 

2014
Blaire Briody

 

2013
Patrick Arden

 

2012
Inara Verzemnieks

 

2011
Sabine Heinlein

 

2010
Doug Hunt

 

2009
Joe Wilkins

 

2008
Gabriel Thompson

 

2007
Stephanie Griest

 

2006
Marie myung-ok lee

 

2005
Kisha Lewellyn

 

2004
Nelson smith

 

2003
John Bowe

 

2002
Iyesatta Massaquoi

 

2001
Otis Haschemeyer

 

2000
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

 

1999
Susan Parker

 

1998
Laura Distelheim

 

1997
Julie Lasky

 

1996
E.J. Graff

 

1995
Josip Novakovich

 

1994
Maggie Dubris

 

1993
Judith Levine

 

1992
Richard Manning

 

Richard Manning

manningRichard Manning received the first Richard J. Margolis Award for a lyrical account of his experience building a log cabin with his wife in the Montana wilderness, work that later appeared in his second book, A Good House (Grove Press). He has continued to write regularly about the social, political and environmental threats to America's West, winning numerous awards along the way, including the Montana Audubon Society Award for environmental reporting, the John S. Knight Fellowship from Stanford University and the C.B. Blethen Award (3 times) for investigative journalism.

"Winning the Margolis Award came at a time when I was living on magazine work and credit cards," Manning said recently. "It meant a great deal to me because it was the first national award that I'd gotten and it kind of signaled that I was going in the right direction."

Since winning the Margolis Award, Manning has continued to write books about enviromental issues in the west, including the following:

Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape (2009)

Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization (2005)

Food's Frontier: The Next Green Revolution (2001)

Inside Passage: A Journey Beyond Borders (2000)

One Round River: The Curse of Gold and the Fight for the Big Blackfoot (1998)

Grassland: The History, Biology, Politics and Promise of the American Prairie (1997)

A Good House: Building a Life on the Land (1994)

Last Stand (1992)