ALAN C. LOGAN
Alan C. Logan is an award-winning author, historian and social commentator. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he was educated there through the peak of The Troubles. This cultivated a fine-grained appreciation of the impact of conflict, injustice and inequity on individuals and societies. He obtained his liberal arts degree from the State University of New York at Purchase. For ten years, he was invited faculty in the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has published extensively in scientific and medical journals, and is the co-author of Your Brain on Nature (Harper Collins, 2012) and The Secret Life of Your Microbiome (New Society, 2017). His academic writing has focused on mental health, and more recently, the persistence of falsehoods and pseudoscience in the post-truth world. He turned his attention to true-crime non-fiction and following the success of Self-Styled:Chasing Dr. Robert Spears (Glass Spider Publishing, 2019) he recently published his most significant expose yet, in his new critically acclaimed book The Greatest Hoax on Earth; Catching Truth While We Can (in 2020).