Carrie Madren


Carrie Madren is an award-winning writer and independent journalist based in Northern Virginia. She’s crafted lengthy features as well as articles and narrative-style profiles for publications including Maryland Life, Scientific American, Washingtonian, Washington Post Express Parks & Recreation,The Nature Conservancy magazine and more. Carrie earned a B.A. in English and environmental studies from Ohio Wesleyan University. Her all-time favorite book is Susan Orlean’s “The Orchid Thief,” and in addition to reading she loves hiking, baking, yoga, music, travel, and gardening. Her website is http://www.carriemadren.com/.


6 entries by Carrie Madren

Book Review

Woolfson studies “urban wildlife” in this ode to her hometown of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Book Review

Oil and Honey

Bill McKibben

On the vanguard in the fight against climate change and block the Keystone XL Pipeline, an activist chronicles his small victories and tragedies over the past two years.

Book Review

The plants behind your favorite drinks step forward to take a bow.

Book Review

The elements of fire, water, air and earth guide the author’s latest exploration of our association with food and how it sustains us.

Book Review

Wenonah Hauter

How the domination of the American food supply by a select few businesses is damaging our health, the environment and livelihoods.

Book Review

Melanie Challenger

In a series of journeys, a poet and award-winning Scottish writer ponders what we’ve lost in nature, cultures, languages and ways of life.