Wilson da Silva - freelance feature writer and science

I’m a feature writer, science journalist, editor and filmmaker with a passion for long-form storytelling. Best known for my work in science, technology and innovation, I have also written extensively on business, politics, environment, climate change and human rights.


A long-time editor of Cosmos, the science magazine I co-founded, I have been a reporter/producer for Australia’s ABC TV and served as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. I’ve also been a journalist on The Age  and The Sydney Morning Herald, editor of 21CScience Spectra and Newton magazines and was science news editor of ABC Online.


My work has been recognised with a number of accolades, including the AFI Award for Best Documentary, the Human Rights Media Award and two Editor of the Year trophies, and my stories appear in The Best Australian Science Writing  anthologies of 2012, 2015, 2016, 2020 and 2021.


I will be one of the first 100 passengers to fly into space with Virgin Galactic, founded by Sir Richard Branson, a company that is developing commercial spaceliner service to provide suborbital spaceflights for tourists and space science missions for clients.