Bellagio Residents/

Anil Ananthaswamy

October 2022 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: October 2022

Project: “THE SHARPEST SENSE: Pain, Consciousness and Why We Suffer”

Anil Ananthaswamy is a critically acclaimed science journalist and author. A former staff writer and editor for New Scientist magazine, Ananthaswamy’s writing has received multiple awards and honors, including being longlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and inclusion on Forbes’s list of Best Books About Astronomy, Physics, and Mathematics. Ananthaswamy came to Bellagio in October 2022 to start work on a new book on the topic of pain and consciousness, exploring the subjective experience of pain and what it tells us about the nature of consciousness and the connection to suffering.