William Souder’s work has appeared in many publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Smithsonian, and Harper’s. He is the author of four books. A Plague of Frogs (2000) followed the investigation into outbreaks of deformed frogs across North America. Under a Wild Sky (2004), which told the story of pioneer and bird artist John James Audubon, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, was published in September 2012 on the 50th anniversary of Carson’s Silent Spring. It was a New York Times Notable Book of the year, and was named one of the Top 25 Nonfiction Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, as well as one of the Ten Best Biographies of the year by Booklist. Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck was published in October 2020, and won the Los Angeles Time Book Prize for Biography. Mr. Souder has also appeared in documentaries about Audubon and Carson. Souder lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota.