Wilson da Silva - freelance feature writer and science

I’m an Australian feature writer, science journalist, editor and filmmaker with a passion for longform storytelling. Best known for my work in science, technology and the future, I have also written extensively on business, politics, international affairs, climate change and human rights.


A founder and long-time editor of COSMOS, the literary science magazine, I have been a reporter and producer for Australia’s ABC TV and served as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. I’ve also been a staff journalist on The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald  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 are featured in The Best Australian Science Writing anthologies of 2012, 2015 and 2016.


I will be one of the first 100 people 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.


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