Meehan Crist is writer in residence in biological sciences at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The London Review of Books, The Atlantic, The Nation, Scientific American, and Science, and was selected for Best American Science and Nature Writing 2021. Awards and honors include the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, the Climate Narratives Prize, a Silvers Grant for Work in Progress, a Sloan Foundation Book Grant, and fellowships from MacDowell, The Blue Mountain Center, Ucross, and Yaddo. She is co-editor of What Future2018 (Unnamed Press), a founding member of NeuWrite, and was the host of Convergence: a show about the future. Her nonfiction book about the climate crisis, Is It OK to Have a Child?, is forthcoming from Random House in the US and Chatto & Windus in the UK.