Michael Sims is
the author of acclaimed nonfiction such as Adam’s
Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form and Apollo’s Fire: A Day on Earth in Nature and
Imagination, as well as a companion book to the National Geographic Channel
television series In the Womb: Animals.
He is also the editor of several literary collections, including The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel, The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime,
and Dracula’s Guest, the first volume
of his new Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Fiction for Bloomsbury. His
writing has appeared in many periodicals, including the Times of London, Chronicle of
Higher Education, Orion, New Statesman, and Washington Post.