Serving on the 2011 Orion Book Award selection committee are:
Robin Kimmerer is a Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Her book Gathering Moss was awarded the 2005 John Burroughs Medal.
Verlyn Klinkenborg is a member of the editorial board of The New York Times. His books include Making Hay, The Rural Life, and, most recently, Timothy; Or, Notes of an Abject Reptile.
Richard Nash is an independent publishing entrepreneur, presently launching Red Lemonade, the first publishing community from his start-up Cursor. For most of the past decade, he ran Soft Skull Press.
Jennifer Sahn is editor of Orion.
Ginger Strand (chair) is the author of Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power and Lies, and Flight, a novel. She has published essays and fiction in many places, including Harper’s, The Believer, The Iowa Review and Orion, where she is a contributing editor.