Robert Whitaker is a science journalist and the author, most recently, of On the Laps of Gods. He has won the George Polk Award for Medical Writing and a National Association of Science Writers’ Award for best magazine article. He was a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, considered journalism’s top prize. Whitaker has also published more than twenty short stories in literary magazines such as the Indiana Review, Black Warrior Review, Florida Review, and Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose. He now lives and writes in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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