New York Times bestselling author and journalist Michael Pollan, will be at Bend High School on March 4, 2020. Pollan writes books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His New York Times bestsellers include The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History in Four Meals, The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World, and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. His most recent book is How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.
The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With four best-selling writers visiting with each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.