David Quammen (born February 24, 1948) is an American science, nature, and travel writer and the author of fifteen books. His articles have appeared in Outside Magazine, National Geographic, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, and other periodicals.

His book “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic” (2012) received two awards: the Science and Society Book Award, given by the National Association of Science Writers, and the Society of Biology (UK) Book Award in General Biology.

“The Song of the Dodo” (Scribner, 1996), a study of the bird’s extinction won the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing.