Robin Marantz Henig
Robin Marantz Henig is a freelance journalist, book author, and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. She has written nine books, most recently Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? (co-authored with her daughter Samantha Henig) and Pandora’s Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution (about the early days of in vitro fertilization research). She co-edited the Field Guide for Science Writers, and her articles were chosen to be in the Best American science writing anthologies in 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2014. Her articles have appeared regularly in The New York Times Magazine, as well as in Civilization, Discover, OnEarth, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Virginia Quarterly Review, and just about every woman’s magazine in the grocery store. She also writes book reviews and opinion pieces for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and BookForum, and has written online for Archipelago, The Atlantic, National Geographic, New York, NYCityWoman, NPR, Psychology Today, and Slate. From 1998 to 2000 was a member of the board of contributors of USA Today. She served for ten years on the board of directors of the National Association of Science Writers, and is now its president.
Pandora’s Baby was named Book of the Year by the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and won the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers. Her previous book, The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel (Houghton Mifflin, 2000), was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle award. In 2009, she received the career achievement award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010.