Burkhard Bilger


Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Burkhard Bilger has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 2001. Before that, he served as a senior editor at Discover and was deputy editor at The Sciences, where his work helped earn the magazine two National Magazine Awards. His articles have covered such diverse topics as the rise of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and the fermented food movement. His book, Noodling for Flatheads: Moonshine, Monster Catfish, and Other Southern Comforts, was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction.