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Dustin Grinnell


As a writer, Dustin Grinnell is a jack-of-all-trades. Journalism and creative nonfiction, short stories and novels, poetry and scripts—all these and more have earned him publication with a wide range of presses, magazines, and literary journals.

His true love, however, is exploring the intersection of ethics and science with a fearless curiosity and a passion for rigor. He’s best known for his award-winning sci-fi thriller, The Empathy Academy, his award-winning collection of soul-searching short stories, The Healing Book, and his podcast of diverse conversations, Curiously.

Born in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Dustin grew up with a fascination for the science-fiction works of Michael Crichton and never missed a new addition to the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine. With a BA in psychobiology, an MS in physiology, and an MFA in fiction, Dustin hones his writing in marketing as he cultivates his ever-expanding literary portfolio.

He loves traveling the world and writing about his adventures, and he recently brought his essays into the collection, Lost & Found: Reflections on Travel, Career, Love and Family. Dustin can most often be found in the seaside town of Winthrop, where he lives with his cat, Poe, named after author and poet Edgar Allan Poe.


Holding a Book
Holding a Book
Holding a Book

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