Kathleen Dean Moore

Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., is a philosopher and writer, best known for award-winning books about our cultural and spiritual relation to wet, wild places. Among them are Riverwalking, Holdfast, Pine Island Paradox, and Wild Comfort. Until recently Distinguished Professor of Environmental Ethics at Oregon State University, Moore’s love for the reeling world has led her to a new life of climate writing and activism.  Her most recent book, Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change, follows the pivotal Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, testimony from the world’s moral leaders about our obligations to the future.  Moore’s environmental writing returns to the wild-weather coast in her newest book, The Piano Tide, “a savagely funny and deeply insightful” novel about a small town’s struggle to defend its fresh water. Her work has won the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Award, the Oregon Book Award, the WILLA Award for Contemporary Fiction, and the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. She writes from Corvallis, Oregon and from a small cabin where two creeks and a bear trail meet a tidal cove in Alaska.