Trevor Corson is a bestselling popular-science book author, a magazine journalist and essayist, and an editor. On the path to being a writer, he has also been a restaurant worker, a high-school teacher, and a commercial fisherman. He has since developed and taught writing courses and workshops at many institutions, including Columbia University's graduate school of the arts in New York City, Boston University's graduate program in science and medical journalism, and the University of Helsinki's doctoral programs in science and medicine. He is founder and director of NeuWrite Nordic, a branch of the international collaborative science-writing workshop NeuWrite, established by the chair of biological sciences and the graduate writing program at Columbia University.


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New workshops

Trevor is teaching two new workshops in writing and storytelling especially for scientists and medical professionals, both available online.

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On the podcasts

Food, science, and history collide on a lobster-themed episode of the esteemed podcast Gastropod. Hear Trevor tell his favorite crustacean tales.

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Recent writing

What makes a free-market democracy sustainable for the long haul? Trevor and his spouse bust some myths about life in Finland, in The New York Times.


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The Secret Life of Lobsters

How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean

A Best Nature Book of the Year

USA TodayDiscover magazine

A Best Book of the Year

Time Out New York

Discover Great New Writers Selection

—Barnes & Noble

World-wide popular-science bestseller



The Story of Sushi

An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice

Editors' Choice

New York Times Book Review

A Best Food Book of the Year

—Zagat Survey

Best American Food Literature
Book of the Year

—Gourmand Awards


—Publisher's Weekly