James Sturz grew up in New York City, snorkeling in his bathtub and pretending the living room shag carpet was finger coral. Now based in Hawaii, he has covered the underwater world for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Outside, Afar, and Men’s Journal, among many publications. His fiction and journalism have been published in eighteen countries and translated into nine languages. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University and is a PADI Divemaster, free diver, ice diver, and Explorers Club fellow. His first novel, Sasso, was set in the cave homes of Basilicata, Italy, very far from the water.


Strange Species: Science Fiction

March 21, 2024 1PM – 2:30PM

Two science fiction novels, A Half Built Garden by Ruthanna Emrys and Underjungle by James Sturz, create imaginative worlds to probe the state of humanity with fascinating questions.

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