Bill with former Secretary of State Madeline Albright
Bill being interviewed at the Sarajevo International Film Festival.
Bill Carter is the critically acclaimed author of three nonfiction books ("Fools Rush In",
"Red Summer" & "Boom, Bust, Boom") and director of the award-winning documentary
film Miss Sarajevo (International Monitor Award), produced by Bono. He's a 2014 Living
Now Book Awards silver medalist and 2013 AZ/NM book award winner. His critically
acclaimed books have been shortlisted by critics ranging from the BBC to Nancy Pearl.
Carter has held more than 50 guest lectures at universities around the world discussing
his opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine, and his role as a humanitarian during
the Bosnian War, where he organized the satellite connections with U2 during
the height of the siege. He was also involved in setting up the U2 concert in 1997
in Sarajevo. In 2009 he was recognized with honorary citizenship to the City of
Sarajevo, a role typically reserved for heads of state.
Bill Carter currently teaches Documentary Studies at Northern Arizona University's
School of Communication.
Bill Carter’s latest book “Boom, Bust, Boom” is an in-depth personal exploration of the
copper industry. Like his other books, “Boom, Bust, Boom” begins with a personal
story and weaves its way into the global view of the topic. An outspoken opponent
of the proposed Pebble Mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Carter is working to help
spread awareness of proposed mining developments that threaten valuable natural
resources including Smith River, the Boundary Waters Wilderness, Rosemont, Eagle
Mine, Ajax Mine in B.C., among others. The new edition of “Boom, Bust, Boom” includes
a new epilogue, and a new forward by author Luis Alberto Urrea.
Bill Carter has traveled to more than 70 countries and has contributed articles to
publications including The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, Outside, Gear
He has 12 black and white photography prints in the permanent collection at the
Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. In 2013 he gave a keynote talk
at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the power and importance of music in armed
conflicts. Bill is a member of the Warm Foundation, SEJ & the Writer's Guild of America.