Emily Anthes is a science journalist and author. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Wired, Nature, Mosaic, Nautilus, Slate, Businessweek, Scientific American, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Aeon, Psychology Today, and elsewhere.
Her book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, was published in March 2013 by Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Emily is also the author of the Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).
Emily has a master’s degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she also studied creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
AWARDS AND HONORS
NIHCM Foundation Health Care Print Journalism Award, Winner, 2016
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Winner, 2014
PEN/E.O Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, Longlisted, 2014
Featured in Open Laboratory 2010: The Best of Science Writing on the Web, 2010
Emily has discussed her work on many radio programs and podcasts, including Fresh Air, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, Scientific American's Science Talk, BBC Radio, Skeptically Speaking, Virtually Speaking Science, Lapham's Quarterly Podcast, The Guardian's Science Weekly Podcast, Animal Radio, Newstalk Radio Ireland, Radio New Zealand, and others. She has also appeared on PBS NewsHour and The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann.