The Regulator welcomes award-winning journalist Douglas Bock Clark, author of The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Vanishing Way of Life, the epic story of the world's last subsistence whalers. With brilliant prose and fast-paced storytelling, Clark embeds with the Lamalerans, one of the world’s dwindling indigenous peoples that have survived for centuries by taking whales with bamboo harpoons and now find themselves being pushed toward collapse by the encroachment of the outside world. Bock Clark will be joined in conversation by Allan Gurganus.
"I absolutely loved this magnificent book." --Sebastian Junger
Doug Bock Clark is a writer whose work appears in The New York Times, GQ, WIRED, ELLE, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, The New Republic, Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and The New Yorker.com. His many journalism honors include the 2017 Reporting Award from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, two Fulbright Fellowships, a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, an 11th Hour Food and Farming Fellowship, and a Glimpse Fellowship, a travel writing grant partly sponsored by National Geographic. He is a Visiting Scholar at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the first person to have kayaked the middle section of Myanmar's Irrawaddy River and has reported from over 10 countries. Clark’s pictures have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, The New Republic, Men's Journal, Mother Jones, ELLE, BuzzFeed, Der Spiegel, Courier Japan, and other publications. Doug and his family live in Durham.