Michael Kodas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the Deputy Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. He was the winner of the 2018 Colorado Book Award for General Nonfiction for his book, Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame, which was also named one of the 20 best nonfiction books of 2017 by Amazon. He is also the author of High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed, which was named Best Non-Fiction in USA Book News’ National Best Books Awards of 2008, and was the subject of a question on the game show Jeopardy.
His writing and photojournalism focuses on a wide range of environmental issues including wildfire, deforestation, climate change, fisheries, development and endangered species. Journalistic assignments have taken him to mine fields in Vietnam, the high camps on Mount Everest, the jungles of Borneo, the most northerly permanent settlement in the world and Antarctica.
His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Denver Post, National Public Radio, The PBS Newshour, Newsweek, the CBS Evening News, National Geographic News Watch, Mother Jones, Outside magazine, OnEarth, bioGraphic, ENSIA and many other publications.
He was part of the team at The Hartford Courant awarded The Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage in 1999 and has been honored with awards from the Pictures of Year International competition, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, the National Press Photographers Association and many other journalism organizations.
Visit him online at www.michaelkodas.com