About Darcy FreyDarcy Frey is the author of The Last Shot (Houghton-Mifflin, 1994), which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He has also been a Contributing Editor for Harper's Magazine and a longtime Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine, for which he has written about science, medicine, technology, music, art and the environment. His essays and journalism have been anthologized in Best American Essays and Best American Science Writing.
The Last Shot was based on a cover story for Harper's Magazine in April 1993 that won a National Magazine Award, the Livingston Award, and was collected in Best American Essays 1994.
The Last Shot has been used by numerous other schools, universities, and communities, including for the 2007 Durham Reads Together program in North Carolina, a community-wide initiative organized by the Durham County Library.
Frey’s latest book is George Divoky's Planet, a story about global warming and a scientist who studies a colony of Arctic seabirds on a remote barrier island off the northern coast of Alaska. The intimate relationship these birds share with the small Arctic island on which they live has revealed to Divoky some of the most compelling and concrete evidence of global warming. Frey spent six years researching the book, which included three trips to the Arctic. Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam has called Frey "one of America's best young literary journalists."
Frey is currently a professor in the Department of English at Harvard University and member of the Creative Writing Faculty where he teaches Creative Writing.