Osha Gray Davidson


Osha Gray Davidson

Osha Gray Davidson (born 1954), is a writer who focuses on natural history, race relations and other social and human rights issues. He was born in Passaic, New Jersey and grew up in Iowa, studying at the University of Iowa.

Osha Gray Davidson's books and articles cover a wide range of topics. A regular contributor to Rolling Stone magazine, his work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Salon, Mother Jones and other publications. Davidson co-wrote the screenplay for the IMAX documentary, Coral Reef Adventure.

His 1997 book was entitled, The Best of Enemies. His Rolling Stone article about Lori Piestewa, the first Native American woman to die in combat fighting for the United States, was nominated for a National Magazine Award for feature writing. He was a finalist for both the Natural World Book Award (UK) and the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. "Coral Reef Adventure" was the highest grossing documentary film of 2003 and was voted Best Picture of 2003 by the Giant Screen Theatre Association. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and a Fellow at the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.

Books by Osha Gray Davidson

  • Fire in the Turtle House: The Green Sea Turtle and the Fate of the Ocean (revised and updated, 2003)
  • The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms with Nature on the Coral Reef (1998)
  • The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South (paperback with a new introduction, 2007; chosen as Summer Reading for the Duke Incoming Class of '11 due to its connection with Durham, NC)
  • Under Fire: The NRA and the Battle for Gun Control (revised and updated, 1998)
  • Broken Heartland: The Rise of Americans' Rural Ghetto (revised and updated, 1996)

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