is a writer who is still confused about whether aliens exist. Her first book, The Misfit Economy, co-authored with Kyra Maya Phillips, will be published by Simon & Schuster this year. She lives in Berlin.
is a novelist and writer. From 2008 to 2010, he helped run the My Life Is a Story campaign for UNESCO to raise awareness about street children. He edited Outsiders (2013), a collection of writing by contemporary Italian authors.
is a freelance science and technology journalist, whose work has appeared in Discover, The Economist and New Scientist, among others. She spent four months in Hawai’i on a simulated Mars mission for NASA, and is based in San Francisco.
is an English novelist and poet, who also writes for radio and TV. Best-known for the award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (2003), his latest book is The Red House (2012). He lives in Oxford.
is a British writer and public speaker. He founded the School of Everything, Spacemakers, and the Institute for Collapsonomics. Together with Paul Kingsnorth, he wrote Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto (2009). He lives in Sweden.
is a freelance journalist, writing about science, health and the environment. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, The Verge, and InsideClimate News, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
is an award-winning journalist and author of three travel memoirs, of which Adrift in Caledonia (2006) was a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’. He’s now writing a novel based on Easter Island, which he first visited in a 2,500-mile voyage on a reed boat.
wrote Out Of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication: A Natural History of Human Emotions and the forthcoming In The Realm of the Senses: A Materialist Theory of Seeing and Feeling. He also writes on food.