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T. M. Hawley

Agent: Russell Galen

Austerlitz, New York, United States


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T. M. Hawley is the author of the forthcoming FANTASIA ON AN OAK TABLE, to
be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2016. The book is an account of the
natural and cultural history of oak forests, trees, and wood, riding on the narrative of
the author designing and building an Arts and Crafts-inspired dining table out of the
finest oak lumber available on earth.

Hawley is also the author of the critically acclaimed best seller, AGAINST THE
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich published in 1992. It is the only work available through
major American publishers on the Gulf War's ecological and public-health
consequences. It received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, was reviewed in
the New York Times Book Review, noted in the New York Review of Books,
selected by the San Francisco Chronicle-Examiner as one of the year's
recommended books, and placed among the leaders of a Library Journal list of
environmental best sellers.

Hawley also writes for corporate clients in the high-tech, environmental, and zero-
carbon-emissions / energy-efficiency fields.

Prior to his book on the first Gulf War, Hawley edited the award-winning Oceanus
magazine, published by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. While living in
Woods Hole, he also was a news reader for WFAL-FM in Falmouth. Hawley came
to Massachusetts from Madison, Wisconsin, where he wrote and produced
segments for Earthwatch Radio--the longest-running series of science features
broadcast in the United States. In Wisconsin he also wrote, reported, and produced
items for the evening news broadcast on WORT-FM in Madison.

Hawley is an accomplished woodworker, and occasionally posts reviews of others'
artistic efforts at

Interests: Environment, politics, art

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Against the Fires of Hell: The Environmental Disaster of the Gulf War
  • Fantasia on an Oak Table