1. Ian Parker
    NYer profiles
  2. Joan Didion
  3. Barry Lopez
    Thoughtful, rigorous concern for the earth, its histories, its inhabitants. Known for nature writing, but also recommended for essay Sliver of Sky & thoughts on healing from abuse
  4. Katherine Boo
    Behind the Beautiful Forevers is the best book I read in 2016
  5. Ingrid Sischy