Michael Slezak


About me

I’m the Australasia Reporter for New Scientist magazine.

Before writing about science and its effect on the world for New Scientist, I was a full-time medical journalist and freelanced for publications around the world about a variety of topics. Before that I studied, researched, and taught philosophy at The University of Sydney.

You can see a selection of my published work here.

In 2013 I won the Luminous Award for “Best Cancer Related Feature – Print” for my report: ‘Fighting Cancer Darwin’s Way‘.

In 2014, my feature ‘The Now Delusion‘ was selected for inclusion in Best Australian Science Writing 2014, published by NewSouth Books. In that year I was also one of three finalists for the prestigious Eureka Prize for Science Journalism. I was also  runner up for “Journalist of the Year” and winner of “Single Article of the Year” in the Publishers’ Australia Excellence Awards and a finalist in the Luminous Award again.

You can see some more of my experience on my LinkedIn profile and you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ if you like, too.

I also like to take photos. I think some of them are ok. You can see a few of them here.