John Burroughs 2012 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book Awarded to Edward Hoagland, Author of Sex and the River Styx

The John Burroughs Association announces the 2012 winner of its annual award, created 86 years ago to honor outstanding natural history writing, a genre perfected by John Burroughs: Edward Hoagland, for his book Sex and the River Styx (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2011). In this book, his newest collection of essays in 10 years, Hoagland shares his intense curiosity of nature and the human condition in 13 works that span his childhood exploring the woods in rural Connecticut, his days as a circus worker in the 1950s, and his later years traveling the world.