David Owen

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

David Owen's The Conundrum

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Friday, May 07, 2010

David Owen Honored at the 2010 Green Book Festival

David Owen's Green Metropolis was honored in the nonfiction category of the 2010 Green Book Festival. The 2010 Green Book Festival honors books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment.
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Riverhead continues sweep of best books of ‘09 lists

Riverhead has made an appearance on many of the Best Books of 2009 lists, from The New York Times to The New Yorker, and the accolades keep rolling in. The Cleveland Plain Dealer picked The Book of Night Women as one of the 20 Best Books of 2009. Largehearted Boy named Cristina Henríquez’s The World in Half a Favorite Novel of 2009. Salon picked Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger. Love and Obstacles was chosed by the Kansas City Star. The Boston Globe selected Walter Mosley’s The Long Fall. The Christian Science Monitor picked Barbara Bradley Hagerty's Fingerprints of God and David Owen's Green Metropolis. Alan Beattie's False Economy is an 800 CEO Read Best Business Book of 2009.Plus, the San Francisco Chronicle names Bernardine Evaristo’s Blonde Roots and Aleksandar Hemon’s Love and Obstacles as two of the Best Books of 2009.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Riverhead books on Amazon's Best of 2009 List

The “Best of 2009” lists are starting to pop up and five Riverhead books made Amazon’s list: Nick Hornby’s Juliet, Naked, Maile Meloy’s Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, David Owen’s Green Metropolis, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Informers (which landed in the top ten!) Plus, Aleksandar Hemon's Love and Obstacles made the top ten for short stories. Check out the full list here.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Boston Globe on David Owen's Green Metropolis

“In today’s context of climate change, energy, and a new green economy, David Owen makes an eloquent case that density is in fact the most efficient form of human settlement…Green Metropolis is an important contribution to our understanding of how we live.” More...

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle on David Owen's Green Metropolis

“David Owen pumps some minty fresh air into the haze of green marketing. In his provocative new book, Green Metropolis, he turns conventional wisdom on its head and takes a clear-eyed look at what 'green' might truly mean in a nation of 300 million (and counting) in the 21st century.” More...

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

David Owen on Great American Cities

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Riverhead authors at the New Yorker Festival Oct 16-18

Check out a few Riverhead authors at the 2009 New Yorker Festival October 16-18—Junot Díaz in conversation with Edwidge Danticat, Aleksandar Hemon talks to Joshua Ferris, George Saunders alongside Gary Shteyngart, and David Owen interviewing New Yorker cartoonist, George Booth. Find out more details and how to get tickets here.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Time interviews David Owen

David Owen, author of Green Metropolis, is interviewed in Time.com about why New York is actually the greenest city in America (greener than Vermont), the wastefulness of rural life, the reason local produce isn't environmentally friendly, and the one good thing to come out of the 2008-09 recession.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

David Owen’s Green Metropolis is getting the green community buzzing

The Christian Science Monitor writes: “Green Metropolis is important not for the answers it yields but the questions it raises – questions that should be part of the ongoing dialogue about the health of our planet.” And Witold Rybczynski also references Green Metropolis in his article, The Green Case for Cities, in The Atlantic.

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