Mark Honigsbaum is a medical historian and journalist with wide-ranging interests encompassing health, science, technology and contemporary culture. A regular contributor to the Observer and the Lancet, he is the author of four books including The Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2002) and Living With Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918 (Macmillan, 2009) which was longlisted for the Royal Society science book of the year in 2009. Currently a Lecturer in Journalism at City University, Honigsbaum was formerly an investigative reporter for Channel 4 News and Chief Reporter of the Observer. When not visiting outbreak zones, he can be spotted walking a large white Goldendoodle on the towpath beside Hammersmith Bridge. His new book, The Pandemic Century, will be published by W. W. Norton and Hurst in April 2019.
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