Hannah Holmes took a geology class at the University of Southern Maine that led to a career as a science writer, someone who turns the facts of science into stories, sometimes mysteries, with exciting plots and intriguing characters. She has toured the world for Discovery, making the complexities of science comprehensible, and scientists comprehensibly human as well. Much nearer home, she studied her backyard in Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn (Bloomsbury, 2005). Her newest book is The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself (Random House, 2009).
This interview with Hannah Holmes by Charlotte Albright was included in the Council’s 30th Anniversary ‘Maine Writers Speak’ project. We welcome your feedback.