Rob Nixon

About Rob Nixon

Rob Nixon

Rob Nixon is the Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin. He has been a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review and The Atlantic, among many other publications, and has written four nonfiction books.

Slow violence and environmental storytelling

By Story Craft June 13, 2011

How can environmental writers craft emotionally involving stories from disasters that are slow-moving and attritional, rather than explosive and spectacular? This is a particularly pressing question for our age, as the news cycle spins ever faster, as the media venerates spectacle, … Read more