John Kelly is the author of nine books about science, medicine, and human behavior, including the critically acclaimed The Great Mortality and Three on the Edge. His forthcoming book, The Graves are Walking, has already received rave reviews. “John Kelly gives heartbreaking detail to the Great Famine that seared itself into the memory of the Irish people, and sheds fascinating new light on the policy decisions that made it even worse. The Graves are Walking is a cautionary tale for all who would risk calamity–human, economic, or ecological–in the name of scoring an ideological victory.”–President Bill Clinton. “Kelly (The Great Mortality) traces a path of misery and devastation as he documents one of the 19th century’s worst disasters, a nightmarish six years that left twice as many dead as the American Civil War…[Kelly's] exhaustive research covers every aspect, threading the gruesome events into a huge panoramic tapestry that reveals political greed lurking behind the pestilence.”–Publishers Weekly (Starred Review). He lives in New York City and Sandisfield, MA.