2012: Lawrence Buell
Buell is professor of American Literature at Harvard University and a pioneer of Ecocriticism.
Lawrence Buell. Photo: Indiana University
He is the author of influential books in ecocriticism like; 'The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture', Harvard University Press (1995). 'Writing for an Endangered World: Literature, Culture, and Environment in the United States and Beyond', Harvard University Press (2001), 'Emerson', Harvard University Press (2003), 'The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination' (2005).The American Transcendentalists (2006) Editor.