Author. Historian. Adventurer at the Intersections.

About Brandy

Dr. BRANDY SCHILLACE (skil-AH-chay) is a critically acclaimed author, historian, and editor in chief of BMJ’s Medical Humanities Journal. Her recent book, MR. HUMBLE AND DR. BUTCHER–described by the New York Times as a “macabre delight”–explores Cold War medicine, bioethics, and transplant science. Dr. Schillace writes regularly for WIREDScientific American, Globe and Mail, WSJ Books, and Medium. Her YouTube series, Peculiar Book Club, features livestreamed chats with bestselling authors of unusual nonfiction, from Lindsey Fitzharris and Mary Roach to Carl Zimmer and Deborah Blum.  Dr. Schillace has appeared on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum,  NPR’s Here and Now, and the History Channel.

Dr. Schillace’s next book, THE INTERMEDIARIES, will tell the forgotten, daring history of the interwar Institute of Sexology in Berlin: trans activists, the first gender affirming surgeries, and the fight for LGBTQ rights in the shadow of the Nazi Third Reich. To sign up for Brandy’s substack/newsletter, click here. (she/her)

Recent Work

Mr. Humble & Dr. Butcher

By Brandy Schillace

Clockwork Futures

By Brandy Schillace

Death's Summer Coat

By Brandy Schillace

Peculiar Book Club

If you're weird, you're family.