Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer-prize-winning former foreign correspondent and the author of ten non-fiction books, on topics ranging from Imelda Marcos to environmental conservation to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
From 1984-99, she reported from Asia, Africa, and Latin America for Knight Ridder Newspapers, covering attempted coups, earthquakes, samba parades, civil wars, drug-trafficking, dictators, Avon ladies in the Amazon and more. Her numerous for journalism awards include The George Polk Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and the Overseas Press Club of America’s award for human rights reporting.
Returning to the United States in 1999, Ellison worked as an author, ghostwriter, communications strategist, and speechwriter for clients including major Silicon Valley investors, the Ford, Packard, and Irvine foundations and Cater Communications. Her feature stories and op-eds have appeared in media including The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Time, Fortune, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. She has been interviewed about her books by “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “Time Magazine,” “Talk of the Nation” and others. Almost every Monday night, she leads a writing workshop at Marin County juvenile hall.
Praise For Katherine Ellison:
“Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention”
beautifully written and totally credible.”
is wickedly funny, and her writing is irreverent, mordant, and always
insightful, fast-paced, unexpectedly funny read.”
—PEOPLE Magazine, in a four-star review
“Like drinking triple venti espressos.”
—The Library Journal
“The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes You Smarter”
“Ellison’s often humorous and always thorough approach . . .
will amuse and intrigue smart mothers everywhere.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Ellison has done her homework, citing
legitimate social and neurological research to back up her conclusions—a
procedure sadly lacking in too many books about parenting.”
“The New Economy of Nature”
together an outstanding scientist, and outstanding writer, and an outstanding
idea made refreshingly compelling: the result is a lively and outstanding book.
Daily and Ellison show us why conservation pays.”
true value of Nature has usually been neglected in human activity. That can no
longer be the case. Here, in a lively and readable book, environmental capital
is included in the economic equation, and the power of this approach is shown
through vivid example.”
—Gordon E. Moore, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel Corporation
and Ellison provide a clear vision of an economy that would reverse
environmental degradation and restore both people and place. The examples they
describe are compelling, full of hope, and ripe for replication.”
“Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines”
Ellison has a reporter’s zeal for finding the story within the story. Her book
is full of surprises. Madame is exhibited with all her diamonds and all her
warts in what emerges as a modern geopolitical morality tale.”
—David Haward Bain, author of Sitting in Darkness: Americans in the Philippines
here is superb, the writing is gripping and graceful.”
—The Washington Post