Jane Brox’s fourth book, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light, was named one of the topten nonfiction books of the year by Time magazine. She is the author of three previous books: Clearing Land: Legacies of the American Farm; Five Thousand Days Like This One, which was a 1999 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction; and Here and Nowhere Else, which won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award.
She has received the New England Book Award for nonfiction, and her essays have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Best American Essays, The Norton Book of Nature Writing, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. She has been awarded grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Brox has taught at Harvard University and Bowdoin College, and is currently on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program at Lesley University. She lives in Brunswick, Maine.