Carl Zimmer is an award-winning science writer. He's a columnist for the New York Times, a frequent contributor on Radiolab, and the author of 13 books about science.
In his books, Zimmer travels to the frontiers of biological research, to discover how scientists are expanding our understanding of the natural world and ourselves. His books include "Parasite Rex," "Evolution: The Triumph of An Idea," "Soul Made Flesh," and "A Planet of Viruses."
Zimmer began his career at Discover, where he ended up as a senior editor. After publishing his first book, "At the Water's Edge," Zimmer became a full-time writer, contributing to magazines including National Geographic, The Atlantic, and Wired. Zimmer began contributing to the New York Times in 2004, and in 2013 he launched "Matter," a weekly column on everything from Neanderthal DNA to the future of life on Earth.
Among his awards, Zimmer has earned the National Academies Communication Award and the Stephen Jay Gould Prize. He is a three-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award. Zimmer is a professor adjunct at Yale, where he teaches writing. He is, to his knowledge, the only writer after whom a species of tapeworm has been named.
His next book is about heredity. "She Has Her Mother's Laugh" will be published mid-2018