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At Johns Hopkins, Sam Apple is a Program Coordinator and senior lecturer for the MA in Science Writing program. He also is a senior lecturer for the MA in Writing program.

Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, Apple taught creative writing and journalism at the University of Pennsylvania for ten years.

Apple is the author of three books, including his most recent, Ravenous: Otto Warburg, The Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection. He has published short stories, personal essays, satires, and journalistic features on a wide range of topics. In recent years, he has primarily written about science and health. Apple’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, The MIT Technology Review, and McSweeney’s, among many other publications. He was a finalist for the PEN America Award for a first work of nonfiction for his book Schlepping Through the Alps. Apple also writes books for young children.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of Michigan and a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction from Columbia University.

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Featured Works

  • Tolstoy and Chill,” by Sam Apple, The Atlantic, June 21, 2023
  • Ravenous: Otto Warburg, The Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection, Sam Apple, Liveright/Norton, 2021
  • American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland, Ballantine Books, 2009
  • Schlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria’s Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd, Sam Apple, Ballantine Books, 2006

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