Michael Keller is an award-winning writer and journalist. He is the author of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation, a two-time nominee for the 2010 Will Eisner Awards. He was part of a small team that garnered a 2006 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Katrina, a body of work that Columbia University’s journalism school in April 2012 named as one of the 100 best stories to be written by alumni in the last century. In 2008, he won a Florida Magazine Association Charlie Award for best magazine feature story. His writing has appeared in Wired, Scientific American, Gizmodo, Forbes, Beijing Review, China Pictorial, and others.
He earned a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology and conservation from the University of Florida, where he studied the state’s unique fauna and flora. He continues his education today, currently completing classes for a Certificate in Horticulture at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and online classes to learn the secrets of Arduino and physical computing.
Keller, who has reported from around the U.S., China and Africa, recently returned from a science and technology journalism trip to Denmark that was sponsored by a Nature Publishing Group travel grant. He splits his time between city and country, working from Brooklyn during the weekdays and a rural upstate New York farmhouse on the weekends.
Reach him at kellerminski at gmail.