Rebecca Giggs

Rebecca Giggs is an author from Perth, Australia. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, and in anthologies including Best Australian Essays, and Best Australian Science Writing. Rebecca’s nonfiction focuses on how people feel towards animals in a time of technological and ecological change.

Fathoms: The World in the Whale is her first book. In Australia, Fathoms won the 2020 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Prize, and the Royal Society’s Whitley Award for Popular Zoology. The book has also been shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize and was recently announced as the winner of the prestigious 2021 ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction  in the US.