Edna Bonhomme

Edna Bonhomme is a historian of science, a culture writer, and a book critic based in Berlin. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Esquire, Frieze, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, and The Nation, among others. She is co-editor of After Sex, a collection of essays, poems, and short stories illuminating “why people need free and universal access to abortion – without apology.” Moreover, she’s the author of A History of the World in Six Plagues, a nonfiction book that explores the relationship between captivity and contagion. Edna holds awards and fellowships from the Max Planck Institute for History of Science, the Ludwig Maximilian Universität, the Camargo Foundation, and the Baldwin for the Arts. Most recently, Edna received the 2023 Robert Silvers Foundation Grant for Works in Progress and the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writing Grant. She holds a PhD in History of Science from Princeton University.

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