I'm Brandon Keim, a freelance journalist specializing in animals, nature, and science. Presently I'm working on a book proposal, provisionally entitled Meet the Neighbors: Stories of a More Than Human World, about how new insights into animal minds are transforming the way we treat them. I'm also the co-founder of an insect-based cat food company.
My first book, The Eye of the Sandpiper, was published in June 2017 by the Cornell University Press. Also in 2017, National Geographic published Inside Animal Minds: What They Think, Feel and Know, an issue-length exploration of animal intelligence. My work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, WIRED, National Geographic News, Aeon, Nautilus, Scientific American Mind, The Guardian, Chronicle of Higher Education, Audubon Magazine, Mother Jones, Conservation, NOVA and Stanford Social Innovation Review. I've made broadcast appearances on NPR's Science Friday and Here & Now, PRI's The World and CBC's As It Happens.
Some of my favorite stories are here. My outside-of-work writing intentions are inevitably greater than my discipline, but sometimes I manage to gather a stray note. Often I can be found meditating with a camera.
I live in Bangor, Maine.