Nick O'Connell

Nicholas O’Connell, M.F.A, Ph.D., is the author of the novel, The Storms of Denali and several nonfiction books. He contributes to Saveur, Outside, GO, National Geographic Adventure, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, and many other places. He teaches for

The Case for Creativity in Old Age

“Ageism poisons creativity. And ageism -- the deep and often unconscious prejudice against old age and against the old -- is, in our American society, rampant."

The Case Against the Climate Change Consensus

In addition to providing a detailed critique of the climate science “consensus,” the book offers a fascinating and detailed technical explanation of how climate science actually works -- its limits, possibilities, and what this science really tells us about the future of our planet.

Insta Unfiltered, a Tech Tale

The book is especially strong on the personalities and motivation of the founders such as Kevin Systrom, an aesthete and lover of fine bourbon, and tech whiz Mike Krieger, who launched the photo sharing app in 2010.

Vitamin W: Health Benefits Of that Nightly Glass of Wine

Research conducted by Serge Renaud of the University of Bordeaux discovered that although the French smoke and eat more dietary fat than Americans, they suffer half the mortality rate from coronary disease. Renaud argued that the French’s regular red wine consumption accounted for the difference.

Ten Books To Read in the Pandemic

Looking for insights on our current circumstances from other times and writers? Here is a basket full of books that speak to our time from the past.