Will Storr is an award-winning author and journalist. His books on storytelling and the human condition are widely read by highly influential people on both sides of the Atlantic, from writers and public intellectuals including Ezra Klein, Philippa Perry, Nir Eyal and Hannah Fry, to academics such as Angela Duckworth, Greg Lukianoff and David Buss to cultural commentators like David Brooks, Helen Lewis and Daniel Finkelstein. He has a wide circle of fans in British comedy, not least Jimmy Carr, Fern Brady, Russell Kane and Jason Manford. He has been interviewed about his ideas by some of the world’s leading podcasters, including Sam Harris, Scott Galloway and Steven Bartlett.
Previously, Storr was an award-winning longform journalist who specialised in human rights reporting in Latin America, Africa and the remote Aboriginal communities of Australia. His work appeared in the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Observer, the New York Times and the New Yorker. His ground-breaking reporting on sexual violence against men earned the Amnesty International Award and the One World Press Award. He’s been presented with the AIB Award for Best Investigative Documentary for his two-part BBC radio series.
He has also worked as a ghost-writer for high profile public figures. First Man In, for Ant Middleton, spent months at the top of the Sunday Times bestseller chart and was shortlisted for non-fiction book of the year at the British Book Awards. Humanise, for Thomas Heatherwick, was described by Alain de Botton as “a masterwork”. His ghost-written books have sold more than two million copies worldwide.
His books include Selfie: How the West Became Self-Obsessed (Picador, 2017), the Sunday Times Bestseller The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human, and How to Tell Them Better (William Collins, 2020) and his most recent title, The Status Game (William Collins, 2021).