Dr. Nik Money

DR. NICHOLAS P. MONEY is an Anglo-American gentleman of letters, mycologist, and professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His books include Mr. Bloomfield’s Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists (2002), The Amoeba in the Room (2014), and Mushrooms: A Natural and Cultural History (2017).

His most recent book, The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization (2018), celebrates our favorite microorganism and partner in brewing, wine making, and baking. He is a self-described expert on the poetry of John Milton. His forthcoming book, The Selfish Ape: Human Nature and our Path to Extinction, will be published in 2019. (Author photo credit: Amy Tripple)