Andrea Wulf is the award-winning and New York Bestselling author of three garden history books, including “The Founding Gardeners. The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation” (published by Knopf in 2011) and “The Brother Gardeners. Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession” (2009). Her fourth book has nothing to do with gardens but is also concerned with 18th century science and politics - it's called 'Chasing Venus. The Race to Measure the Heavens' (May 2012). Her latest book "The Invention of Nature. Alexander von Humboldt's New World" was published in 2015 - it won the prestigious Costa Biography Award 2015 in the UK, was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize 2015 and was shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal 2016. It was chosen as 10 Best Books in the New York Times.
She has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, LA Times, The Garden and Kew Magazine, and reviews for several newspapers, including New York Times Book Review. The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and the Mail on Sunday.
She is a well know garden club speaker and garden event lecturer who has lectured widely to large audiences at the Royal Geographical Society, Kew Gardens and Royal Society in London, the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, Monticello and the US Botanic Garden in Washington DC amongst many others. She is a three-time fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. In 2011 she gave 50 talks about the "Founding Gardeners"
She is a regular contributor on BBC radio and television, and has appeared on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR. She co-presented a four part garden series on BBC in 2014.
Both 'Founding Gardener' and 'The Invention of Nature' were on the New York Times Best Seller List.
For more information and past venues please see her website www.andreawulf.com
For testimonials about the lectures please see http://www.andreawulf.com/2009/05/endorsement-of-events.html
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