Matt Kaplan

Matt Kaplan is a science correspondent with The Economist. He has also contributed to National Geographic, New Scientist, Nature, and The New York Times. He is the author of the book The Science of Monsters. In 2014, Kaplan was awarded a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship which he used to study the sciences at MIT and folklore at Harvard.

Books by this Author

Science of the Magical
The Science of Monsters

Author Revealed

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. "I never thought about myths that way before!"

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Lord of the Rings, I just can't get enough of it.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Follow your passion. If you love it, you will find a way to be good at it.

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. Writing about science is awesome. I love what I do.

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