Amanda Little wrote Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair With Energy (HarperCollins) and is a Writer-in-Residence in the English department at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches investigative journalism and creative non-fiction. Amanda is a contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and has blogged for The New Yorker and Forbes. Her articles on the environment, energy and technology have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Wired,  New York, and the Washington Post. She published a weekly column about environmental politics on and, and a monthly column in Outside magazine. She received the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism.

Amanda has been working in online media since 1996, when she was the first employee of the first online magazine, FEED. Thereafter she wrote a column for The Village Voice, "Urban Upgrade," which explored innovation in New York City. Little has published interviews with public figures ranging from Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry to John McCain and Rupert Murdoch. She has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, and National Public Radio. She spoke at TEDx Nashville and she has delivered keynotes for Lexus, the Clean-Tech Investor Summit, and the Garden Club of America. She attended Brown University and serves on the Board of Trustees at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her family.


"Little is faster, funnier, smarter and more tenacious than anyone else [in her field].  Little has a big voice and tells her story with style." --The Times of London

"Energy is the most important story in the world bar none, and no one has ever told it with more verve than Amanda Little." -- Bill McKibben

"Amanda represents the best of a new perspective--a new voice of green." --Robert Redford



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