Adam Higginbotham was born in England in 1968.

His narrative non-fiction and feature writing has appeared in magazines including  The New Yorker, Wired, Smithsonian and The New York Times Magazine. Many of his stories have been optioned for development in film and TV.

His first book, Midnight In Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster, published in the United States by Simon & Schuster in 2019, is an international bestseller, and has been translated into 21 languages. It was named one of the New York Times’ Ten Best Books of the Year, won the 2020 William E. Colby Award  for military and intelligence writing, and awarded the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-fiction. He is currently at work on a new book, about the history of the space shuttle and the 1986 Challenger disaster.

The former US correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph Magazine and editor-in-chief of The Face, he lives with his family in New York City.

For US publicity enquiries  regarding Midnight In Chernobyl, please contact Larry Hughes at Simon & Schuster:

For UK publicity enquiries about the book, please contact Patsy Irwin at Penguin Random House:

Liberia, 2007