Karin Bodewits is a writer, speaker, scientist and entrepreneur. She regularly publishes short stories, articles and opinion pieces in magazines like Chemistry World, Naturejobs, Laborjournal, and Nachrichten aus der Chemie

You Must Be Very Intelligent- The PhD Delusion is her very first novel.


In her works, Karin tries to stay close to personal stories of scientists. With a humorous but tragic writing style, she describes ‘academic etiquette,’ peculiarities, dependencies and uncertainties that researchers face in the academic world.

“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.” 
― Oscar Levant