Rebecca Giggs

Rebecca Giggs is an author from Perth, Australia. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times MagazineGranta, 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.

Rebecca’s debut book, Fathoms: The World in the Whale, was awarded the Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Prize, the Royal Society’s Whitley Award for Popular Zoology, and the Western Australian Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Author; it was also shortlisted for the Stella Prize. In the US Fathoms won the prestigious 2021 ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction; and in the UK, the book was ‘Highly Commended’ in the shortlist for the 2021 Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation. Translations are forthcoming in Korean, Italian, Slovakian and Spanish.