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Richard Conniff 

Non-fiction writer

Richard Conniff is a National Magazine Award-winning writer and a past Guggenheim Fellow. His writing has appeared in Smithsonian magazine, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and other publications. Among his many books are The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth; Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time: My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals; and, most recently, Ending Epidemics: A History of Escape from Contagion. Conniff has been a commentator on NPR's Marketplace and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

Credit: James Conniff

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