James Howard Kunstler is perhaps best known for his 2005 bookThe Long Emergency, which predicted the financial meltdown and the implications of the peak oil problem. His 1993 book, The Geography of Nowhere, about the fiasco of suburbia, is a campus cult classic among the architecture and urban planning students. It was followed by a sequel, Home from Nowhere, and a companion book called The City in Mind. Mr. Kunstler is also the author of 10 novels including his latest book, World Made by Hand, a story set in America's post-oil future. He also maintains an audio podcast, the KunstlerCast, offering honest, urban commentary weekly. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly.