Dirt By Amy Stewart
Amy Stewart
PO Box 106
Eureka, CA 95502

Amy Stewart tends a poison garden of her own in northern California. She is the award-winning author of four books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world.

Her essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Garden Design, Organic Gardening, and elsewhere. She's been featured on NPR, Good Morning America and CBS Sunday Morning. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a California Horticultural Society Writer's Award.

Stewart lives in Eureka, California, with her husband Scott Brown. They own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books and tend a flock of unruly hens in their backyard.

She is the author of From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden, The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms, and the New York Times bestselling Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers. Her newest book is Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities (Algonquin Books, May 2009).

Recent honors and awards include:

Wicked Plants

New York Times bestseller
2010 American Horticultural Society Book Award Winner
Amazon.com "100 Best Books of 2009" pick, and #1 "Best Home & Garden Book of 2009"
Chosen by the Washington Post and National Public Radio as one of the best gardening books of 2009.
Summer-long Wicked Plants exhibit at Brooklyn Botanic Garden; more exhibits planned nationwide in 2010 and 2011
Featured on CBS Sunday Morning, on NPR's Morning Edition, and in a special profile in the New York Times.
Featured on TLC's "Cake Boss" October 26, 2009
UK publication scheduled for spring 2010
Flower Confidential

New York Times bestseller
Featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, Diane Rehm and other NPR shows, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, People, and others.
Appearance in PBS documentary for Botany of Desire
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing Fellowship, 2006.
UK edition called Gilding the Lily published 2009
The Earth Moved

California Horticultural Society's Writer's Award 2005
Discovery Channel Book Club Selection
Book translations into French and Korean
From the Ground Up

Barnes & Noble 'Discover Great New Authors' Program
Translations into Dutch and Japanese

Amy Stewart blogs with a group of opinionated gardeners at GardenRant and on her own at Dirt.

Contact Information

Email: amy@amystewart.com

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