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Julia Whitty

Julia Whitty

Video recordings of Julia Whitty at the 2003 UND Writers Conference.
Transcription of Julia Whitty's reading at the 2003 UND Writers Conference

Julia Whitty was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and emigrated as a child to the United States with her Tasmanian father and Anglo-Indian mother. She holds dual American and Australian citizenships. Her latest book DEEP BLUE HOME: AN INTIMATE ECOLOGY OF OUR WILD OCEAN was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in July 2010. Her award-winning book THE FRAGILE EDGE: DIVING & OTHER ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2007. Her award-winning short story collection A TORTOISE FOR THE QUEEN OF TONGA was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2002. Whitty is environmental correspondent at Mother Jones and a blogger at The Blue Marble and Deep Blue Home. A former filmmaker, her more than 70 nature documentaries aired on PBS, Nature, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Outdoor Life Channel, Arts & Entertainment, and with many other broadcasters worldwide. She's on the Board of Advisors of BlueVoice.

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