Michael Pollan is an American author and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. His books found wide acclaim and have been on the New York times bestseller list for many weeks.
Michael Pollan has written a number of bestsellers, including the brilliant The Botany of Desire, and he was No. 6 on Newsweek magazine’s list of New Thought Leaders.
Michael Pollan is the author of four previous books: Second Nature: A Gardener's Education, A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder, The Botany of Desire (which received the Borders Original Voices Award for the best nonfiction work of 2001 and was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon) and The Omnivore's Dilemma. A longtime contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His writing on food and agriculture has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Association. Pollan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, the painter Judith Belzer, and their son, Issac.