Meet the Author
Hi, I’m Ben!
I write books and tell stories.
Me in Mongolia, with a golden eagle and a giant statue of Genghis Khan!
documentaries, founded and managed a neuroscience news agency called “ The Connectome,” and launched and run a neo-Victorian art and fiction magazine called “ The Willows,” which is now an illustrated anthology available in hardcover, paperback and PDF formats.
My ancient Mesopotamian historical fiction novel,
, is available in The Cradle and the Sword hardcover, paperback and Kindle formats.
These days, I travel the world as a freelance writer, and run a publishing firm called
House Blackwood. I’ve lived in Mongolia, Kenya, Morocco, Turkey, and more than 40 other countries. I also speak eight languages (ask me to prove it)!
My Twitter is
@writingben, and my Insta is @house3lackwood.
I’ve written for
Aeon, Scientific American, The Huffington Post, Discover Magazine, and many other outlets, on topics ranging from cutting-edge brain interfaces to stone-age dialects.
I love to tell stories from the frontiers of science, history, culture and the cosmos — and the points where all these things intersect.
Want to collaborate with me?
I’m always open to meaningful, actionable ideas.