TODHUNTER scouting for National Geographic in the sahara of western Egypt. 

Image by Christoph Gerigk.


An award-winning writer, filmmaker, and lecturer at Stanford, Andrew Todhunter is the author of three books, including the PEN USA Literary Award-winning A Meal Observed, and dozens of articles for national publications including National Geographic, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He has worked on numerous film projects, including productions for Lucasfilm and National Geographic Television.

Todhunter teaches interdisciplinary creativity and writing at Stanford, where he co-founded The Senior Reflection, a creative capstone program in Biology, and Stanford's LifeWorks program in integrative learning.  He studied at the American University of Paris and received his BA in Ancient History from UC Berkeley. He later studied film production at NYU’s Graduate Department of Film and Television and received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University in Los Angeles.

An avid scuba diver, sea kayaker, and climber, he has served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He is currently based in Northern California with his wife and three children.

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