Graham Lawton is a senior staff writer and columnist at New Scientist magazine and the writer behind two New Scientist books which have been published by John Murray: The Origin of (Almost) Everything (2018) and This Book Could Save Your Life: The Science of Living Longer Better (2020). He has a BSc in biochemistry and an MSc in science communication, both from Imperial College, London. He lives in London.
Graham Lawton has created an unexpected literary genre: the compulsively readable medical reference book. You start with the things that currently plague you, and then you keep on reading, happily passing entire afternoons absorbed in the odd and revolting things our bodies serve up. Fool's blackheads! Head eggs! Meibum! If laughter is the best medicine, a dose of Lawton ought to cure most of this stuff. -- Mary Roach