James Howard Kunstler may be best known for his nonfiction books, The Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic.
His 2002 book, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, is a wide-ranging look at places as different as Las Vegas and Berlin.
His 2008 novel, World Made By Hand, was a fictional depiction of the post-oil American future. It became a four-part series with the subsequent publication of The Witch of Hebron (2010) A History of the Future (2014), and The Harrows of Spring (2016}.
Mr. Kunstler is also the author of eight other novels including The Halloween Ball and An Embarrassment of Riches. In 2017, he published a novel set on a Vermont hippie commune in the 1960s: A Safe and Happy Place.”
He is a contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Op-Ed page, where he has written on environmental and economic issues.
Mr. Kunstler was born in New York City. He worked as a reporter and feature writer for a number of newspapers, and finally as a staff writer for Rolling Stone Magazine. In 1975, he dropped out to write books full-time.
He has lectured at colleges all over America and performed one of the most-watched TED talks on You-Tube.
He lives in upstate New York.