Nicols Fox

Photo by Noreen Hogan

Anthologies


Essays have been selected for anthologies that include: Culture Wars (The New Press, 1992), The First Amendment Law Handbook (Clark,Boardman, Callaghan, 1991), Guide to College Reading (HarperCollins, 1992), Fundamentals of College Reading (Simon & Schuster, 1992), America Now (Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1994), Improving Reading Skills (McGraw-Hill Inc., 1996), Commitment, voice, and Clarity (NTC Publishing Group, 1996), 75 Readings: An anthology (McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1997), and Epidemics: Opposing Viewpoints (Greenhaven Press, Inc. 1999).

Biography

Nicols Fox is an author and bookseller. Her book AGAINST THE MACHINE: The Hidden Luddite Tradition in Literature, Art, and Individual Lives is now out in paperback.

She is also the author of the essay found in ALONE TOGETHER, a book of David Graham's photographs of Placentia Island.

Her first book, SPOILED: Why our Food is Making us Sick and What We Can Do About It, is in a Penguin paperback edition and now out of print, as is IT WAS PROBABLY SOMETHING YOU ATE: A Practical Guide For Avoiding and Surviving Foodborne Disease.

OTHER WORKS:
Fox's articles, essays and reviews have appeared in THE ECONOMIST, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, LEAR'S, NEWSWEEK, THE BOSTON GLOBE, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, ART IN AMERICA, THE NEW ART EXAMINER, THE HUNGRY MIND REVIEW (now THE RUMINATOR REVIEW), WASHINGTON JOURNALISM REVIEW (now AMERICAN JOURNALISM REVIEW) WASHINGTONIAN, MAINE TIMES, DOWN EAST, and many other publications.

A graduate of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, Fox received an MFA in creative writing and literature from Bennington College in 1999. Born in Virginia, she now lives on the coast of Maine.

Selected Books and Articles

Non-fiction
Alone Together
A look at the Kellam and their lives on Placentia Island off the Maine Coast where they lived simply and without modern conveniences for 35 years.
Non-Fiction
Against the Machine: The Hidden Luddite Tradition in Literature, Art and Individual Lives
Resistance to technology has persisted from the original Luddite Rebellion to the present in Romantic literature, the Victorian novel, the Arts and Crafts Movement, Transcendentalism, the Agrarian, environmental, and back-to-the land movements, in modern literature, and in the lives of contemporary neo-Luddites.
Spoiled: Why our food is making us sick
Spoiled looks at how changes in lifestyle, culture, food production, processing and distribution, have created niches for emerging foodborne pathogens.
It Was Probably Something You Ate
How to avoid and Survive Foodborne Illness