Biography

JOHN PICKRELL

Author, journalist, science writer, editor and public speaker

John Pickrell is an award-winning journalist and the editor of Australian Geographic magazine. He has worked in London, Washington DC and Sydney for publications including New Scientist, Science, Science News and Cosmos. John’s articles can also be found online and in print at BBC Wildlife, National Geographic, Scientific American and the ABC. When John isn’t writing or editing these days he can be found on fossil digs in the Australian outback or Gobi Desert. He has been a finalist in the Australian Museum’s Eureka prizes three times, won an Earth Journalism Award and featured in The Best Australian Science Writing anthology in 2011, 2014 and 2015. John studied biology at Imperial College in the UK and has a Master of Science in taxonomy and biodiversity from London’s Natural History Museum.

Learn more about John’s career and accolades, or connect with him professionally, at LinkedIn. Follow him on Twitter @john_pickrell.

Find many of John’s stories here at Australian Geographic, the ABC, Cosmos, National Geographic, New Scientist, Science, Science News and Scientific American.

John is experienced at public speaking as well as providing engaging content for TV and radio. He is available for interviews, talking engagements, writers festivals and other events. To enquire further, contact him.

John Pickrell and a tree kangaroo