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Elizabeth Kolbert (born 1961) is an American journalist and author and visiting fellow at Williams College. She spent her early childhood in the Bronx, New York; her family then relocated to Larchmont, New York, where she remained until 1979.

After graduating from Mamaroneck High School, Kolbert spent four years studying literature at Yale University. In 1983, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Universität Hamburg, in Germany.

Elizabeth Kolbert started working for The New York Times in 1983. Since 1999, she has been a staff-writer for The New Yorker.
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