STALKERS

  And Other Articles & Books By Holly Morris  

Articles

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.

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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

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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…”

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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.

 

The Babushkas

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BABUSHKAS OF

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