James Conaway

James Conaway is the author of the novels The Big Easy, Nose, and World’s End. He published Napa at Last Light, the final volume of a nonfiction trilogy about Napa Valley, in 2018.

Preserving the Wild

What’s next for America’s largest national forest?

by James Conaway | Thursday, January 02, 2020

No Home on the Range

A roadmap to understanding the American West

by James Conaway | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

It’s Not Easy Being Green

In an era of global warming, not all tree-related questions are equal.

by James Conaway | Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Trouble on the Chesapeake

A new proposal to clean up the bay raises old questions for environmental reformers

by James Conaway | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Waiting for Fire

As smoke thickens and ash falls, an esteemed Napa vintner prepares to save his home and livelihood

by James Conaway | Monday, June 06, 2016


All he wanted was to work his land in peace, never knowing that what mattered most to him was about to be taken away

by James Conaway | Thursday, January 10, 2013