Burkhard Bilger has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2001. His work has also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, the New York Times, and numerous other publications, and has been anthologized in “The Best American” writing series eight times. Bilger was a senior editor at Discover from 1999 to 2005. Before that, he worked as a writer and deputy editor for The Sciences, where his work helped earn two National Magazine Awards and six nominations. In 2000, Bilger published “Noodling for Flatheads: Moonshine, Monster Catfish, and Other Southern Comforts,” which was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand.