Emily Voigt is a journalist specializing in science and culture. She is the author of the just published book The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, OnEarth Magazine, Mother Jones, and Isotope: A Journal of Literary Science and Nature Writing, as well as on the programs “Radiolab” and “This American Life.” The recipient of a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, she holds degrees in English Literature and Journalism from Columbia University. She lives in New York City. Learn more at www.emilyvoigt.com.


The arowana, or dragon fish, is the world’s costliest aquarium fish, its value based on rarity. Protecting the fish drives that value—and the arowana’s endangerment—even higher.