David Dobbs


Independent Author; Feature Writer, The Atavist, The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic, National Geographic, et alia.

David Dobbs specializes in writing longform articles for publications such as The Atavist, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Neuron Culture (his blog at Wired.com), Nature, and National Geographic. He has taught master classes in longform writing at the University of Vermont, the graduate journalism program at City University London, and the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing, where he is a research affiliate.

Several of his features, including some he'll dissect in his 2011 NASW workshop on longform writing, have appeared in the leading annual “Best Of” anthologies. His “Free Science, One Paper at a Time” will appear next year in The Best Rejected American and British Magazine Stories, of which he is publisher and founding editor. He is now expanding his “Orchid Children,” from the December 2009 The Atlantic, into his fourth book, The Orchid and the Dandelion, due out in 2013. You can find more of his work at daviddobbs.net. He twitters as @david_dobbs and blogs at http://neuronculture.com."