She has published in Harper’s, the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Time, Life, National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Aperture, National Geographic Traveler, Architectural Digest, Orion, Shambhala Sun, Tricycle, Antaeus, and Outside, among many others.
Her work has been anthologized in BEST ESSAYS OF THE CENTURY, BEST ESSAYS OF 1988, BEST SPIRITUAL ESSAYS, BEST TRAVEL ESSAYS, THE NATURE READER, NATURE WRITING, and many others. She was a correspondent for NPR’s Day to Day and has reported from Kosovo, the Arctic, and Africa. She wrote and recorded a poem cycle in collaboration with the Siobhan Davies Dance Company at the South Bank Theatre in London. She was a founding member of the UK’s CAPE FAREWELL artists and climate change project and contributed to Cape Farewell’s “THE SHIP” at the British Museum of Natural History in London on issues of climate change.
Ehrlich is the winner of many awards, among them, the 2010 PEN Thoreau Award, a Bellagio Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, the Harold B. Vurcell Award for distinguished prose from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, and two Expedition Council Grants from the National Geographic Society for circumpolar travel in the high Arctic.
Ehrlich’s forthcoming book: IN THE EMPIRE OF ICE about indigenous Arctic Peoples around the top of the world in a changing climate will be published in April, 2010. She is at work on a novel.
Ehrlich has spent much of the last 16 years traveling in Greenland and the Arctic. She lives in Wyoming.