David Dobbs, an author of four books, writes features, reviews, and essays for The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, National Geographic, Slate, Pacific Standard, Aeon, Nature, and other publications. His magazine features are regularly chosen for leading anthologies. The most recent to be selected is “The Social Life of Genes,” a Sept 2013 Pacific Standard cover story chosen by editor Deborah Blum for the The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014; it also won a 2014 AAAS/Kavli Prize for Science Writing.
His memoir of his mother’s secret wartime affair, My Mother’s Lover, a #1 best-selling Kindle Single, was selected by readers of the longform publisher The Atavist as their favorite Atavist publication.
He lives in Vermont, with frequent trips to New York, DC, London, and other points distant. You can find his selected work here; a wider array here, and follow him via Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram.
His email is david.a.dobbs [at] gmail.com.