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Jonathan Schell

Photo by Don J. Usner

Jonathan Schell (1943-2014) was the author of more than a dozen books, the most recent being The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of the Nuclear Danger. He was a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine from 1967 to 1987, a visiting lecturer at Yale University, and the Lannan Fellow at The Nation Institute.

Schell’s other books include The Fate of the Earth, which first appeared in three parts in The New Yorker, became a bestseller and was hailed by The New York Times as “an event of profound historical moment,” and The Unconquerable World, which the Times called “the most impressive argument ever made that there exists a viable and desirable alternative to a continued reliance on war.”

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 1999 Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction