Richard Manning is an award-winning environmental author and journalist, with particular interest in the history and future of the American prairie, agriculture and poverty. He writes frequently about trauma and poverty for the National Native Children's Trauma Center based at the University of Montana, where he is a senior research associate. He is the author of eight books, and his articles have been published in Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Audubon and The Bloomsbury Review.
Manning worked as a journalist, reporter and editor for more than 30 years, including four years at the Missoulian. In 1995 he was the recipient of a John S. Knight Fellowship from Stanford University. He is a three-time winner of the Seattle Times C.B. Blethen Award for Investigative Journalism, and has also won the Audubon Society Journalism Award and the inaugural Richard J. Margolis Award in 1992.
He lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife, Tracy Stone-Manning.
- Last Stand (1991) ISBN 978-0-87905-389-5
- A Good House (1994) ISBN 978-0-14-023407-7
- Grassland (1997) ISBN 978-0-14-023388-9
- One Round River (1998) ISBN 978-0-8050-4792-9
- Food's Frontier (2001) ISBN 978-0-520-23263-1
- Inside Passage (2001) ISBN 978-1-55963-655-1
- Against The Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization (2004) ISBN 978-0-86547-622-6
- Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape (2009) ISBN 978-0-520-25658-3
- "Mountains, Elk and Sprawl" (2002), for Common Dreams
- "Sprawl Across A Suffering Land" (2003), for CounterPunch
- "The Oil We Eat" (2004) for Harper's Magazine
- Mountains, Elk, and Sprawl
- Richard Manning - Penguin Group (USA) Authors - Penguin Group (USA)
- Austin College. Sherman, Texas
- Knight Fellowships Class of 1995
- 1992 - Richard Manning
- Richard Manning: A Conservatism That Once Conserved
- "The oil we eat: Following the food chain back to Iraq" by Richard Manning (Harper's Magazine)