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Meet the Author

Hi, I’m Ben!

I write books and tell stories.

Ben Thomas in Mongolia, with a golden eagle and a giant statue of Genghis Khan.
Me in Mongolia, with a golden eagle and a giant statue of Genghis Khan!

I’ve produced 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.”

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 @houseblackwood.

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.


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