Peter Forbes

Peter Forbes is a science writer with a special interest in the relationship between art and science. He has written numerous articles and reviews, many specialising in the relation between the arts and science, for the Guardian, Independent, The Times, Financial Times, Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist, World Medicine, Modern Painters, New Statesman, and other magazines. He was editor of the Poetry Society’s Poetry Review from 1986-2002 and edited Scanning the Century: The Penguin Book of the Twentieth Century in Poetry (Viking, 1999). The Gecko’s Foot, a book on the new science of bio-inspired materials, was published by Fourth Estate in 2005 and was long-listed for the Royal Society Prize. Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and camouflage (Yale University Press, 2009) won the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing. He teaches the Narrative Non-fiction short course at City University, London, and is RLF Writing Fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital.