STALKERS

  And Other Articles & Books By Holly Morris  

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Stalkers

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant’s Reactor No. 4 exploded, and the ensuing nuclear fire burned for 10 days, releasing 400 times as much radiation as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. A radioactive rain of cesium, plutonium, and strontium blanketed parts of Ukraine, western Russia, and Belarus. Twenty-eight years later, Chernobyl remains the world’s worst nuclear accident. (Caveat: The Fukushima disaster is still playing out.)

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Photo: These stalkers enter the Dead Zone for fun, but spend most of their time on political action in Kiev.

Books

Uncommon Waters 

These groundbreaking anthologies by women anglers include the work of E Annie Proulx, Margaret Atwood, Pam Houston and others.

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“A splendid anthology…a marvelously personal way of looking at fish and fishing; perceptive, evocative, intense and sometimes charmingly wary, downright humorous and disarmingly ingenuous.”  – Nelson Bryant, The New York Times

Awards

Meredith Editorial Excellence Award

Ukraine: A Country of Women, her investigative story about a surprising group of survivors living in the shadow of Chernobyl, won the Meredith Editorial Excellence Award, and was widely syndicated; it’s the subject of her new film The Babushkas of Chernobyl and her popular TED Talk.

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“Outside Hanna Zavorotnya’s cottage in Chernobyl’s dead zone, a hulking, severed sow’s head bleeds into the snow, its gargantuan snout pointing to the sky in strange, smug defeat…”

Morris writes for many national and international publications. Her book Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine (Random House) was named an Editors’ choice & Notable Book of the Year’ about exploration by The New York Times. The former Editorial Director of Seal Press, Morris also co-founded PowderKeg, the Brooklyn writer’s space, and is a Hedgebrook Residency Award recipient.

 

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