Derrick Jensen (b. 1960) is a US-American author and environmental activist living in Crescent City, California. Jensen has published several books questioning and critiquing contemporary society and its values, including A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, Endgame and Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet (with Lierre Keith and Aric McBay), Seven Stories Press (2011). Forthcoming: The Myth of Human Supremacy, Seven Stories Press (April 12, 2016)
He holds a B.S. in Mineral Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. He has also taught creative writing at Pelican Bay State Prison and Eastern Washington University.