A Select List of Our Authors
Author of GLASS HOUSE: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town (St. Martin's), THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN US: Love, Sex and the Science of Attraction (co-written with Larry Young, PhD), among others. Brian has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award and was recognized by Medill School of Journalism's John Bartlow Martin awards for public interest journalism. author website
Literary novelist and author of SALT HOUSES (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Alyan is also an award-winning poet. author website
Author of two memoirs: SOMETHING FOR THE PAIN: An Emergency Room Doctor's Story and BEAUTIFUL EYES (Norton). author website
Documentary filmmaker and author of the critically-acclaimed VISIT SUNNY CHERNOBYL: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places (Rodale). author website
Author of YOU ARE HERE: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves (Basic Books), Bray is is a technology reporter for the Boston Globe. He has also written for Wired, Black Enterprise, Fast Company and Christianity Today. author website
Nancy Marie Brown
Author of IVORY VIKINGS: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them; SONG OF THE VIKINGS: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths; THE ABACUS AND THE CROSS: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages; and THE FAR TRAVELER: Voyage of a Viking Woman. author website
Cabinet is a non-profit quarterly dedicated to creating a new culture of curiosity about the world and has been described by The New York Times as "voracious, omnivorous, and playful." PRESIDENTIAL DOODLES (Basic Books) grew out of a whimsical idea tossed out during an editorial meeting at the magazine. author website
One of the most published pet photographers in the world, Seth Casteel is author of the New York Times' best-selling UNDERWATER DOGS and UNDERWATER PUPPIES (Little, Brown). He turns his eye to cats in his most recent book, POUNCE. author website
Marla Cilley (a.k.a.
Author of the ever popular book SINK REFLECTIONS (Bantam) in which Cilley helps hundreds of thousands of her fans combat overwhelming household C.H.A.O.S. (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). Taking a "baby-steps" approach, she offers little chores to do every day, to wipe out clutter and feelings of inadequacy. This was followed by the New York Times' best-selling BODY CLUTTER, which she co-authored with Leanne Ely. author website
Best-selling author of eight books including DUEL WITH THE DEVIL: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery (Crown); THE MURDER OF THE CENTURY: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars (Crown); THE TROUBLE WITH TOM: The Strange Afterlife and Times of Thomas Paine; and NOT EVEN WRONG: Adventures in Autism. Collins is a 2009 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction and his recent freelance work includes pieces for the New York Times, Slate, and New Scientist. He appears regularly on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday as its resident "literary detective." author website
Journalist and author of THE BOOK OF ISAIAS: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America (St. Martin's). For more than a decade, Connolly has reported on Mexican immigration to the U.S. South for news organizations including The Associated Press in Little Rock, and The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. The winner of numerous journalism prizes, he has received grants and fellowships from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Center for Journalists and the Fulbright program. author website
New York Times' best-selling author, one of the world's most renowned primatologists, and one of Time Magazine's Most Influential People. de Waal's books include ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE?, THE BONOBO AND THE ATHEIST: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates (Norton); and OUR INNER APE (Riverhead), among others. author website
Harper's contributor, anthropologist and social critic. Author of MEDIATED: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It (Bloomsbury).
Peter B. Doran
Author of BREAKING ROCKEFELLER: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire (Viking) and the popular "History of Oil" podcast on iTunes. author website
Certified nutritionist and author of PART-TIME PALEO (Plume) and the successful SAVING DINNER series. Co-author, with Marla Cilley, of the New York Times' best-seller, BODY CLUTTER. author website
Larrie D. Ferreiro
Historian and author of BROTHERS AT ARMS: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It (Knopf) and MEASURE OF THE EARTH: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World (Basic).
A science writer whose work has appeared in Discover, Reader's Digest, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Health, and Real Simple, Freinkel is the author of PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and AMERICAN CHESTNUT: The Life, Death and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree (University of California Press). author website
Sensory psychologist and author of WHAT THE NOSE KNOWS: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life (Crown), a finalist for the LA Times' Book Prize and the Royal Society Prize. author website
Award-winning journalist and social critic. Author of SHANGHAI GRAND: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue in a Doomed World; STRAPHANGER: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile; BOTTOMFEEDER: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood ; and THE DEVIL'S PICNIC: Around the World in Pursuit of Forbidden Fruit. Winner of Canada's Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize and the Mavis Gallant Prize. author website
Staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal. A specialist in defense and national security, Hodge is the author of ARMED HUMANITARIANS: The Rise of Nation Builders and co-author (with Sharon Weinberger) of A NUCLEAR FAMILY VACATION (Bloomsbury). A longtime contributor to Wired's Danger Room, his work has appeared in Slate, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Jane's Defence Weekly and many other newspapers and magazines. author website
Author of ON THE GRID: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems that Make our World Work (Rodale); DEFINING THE WIND: The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry (Crown); and NO MAN'S LANDS, retracing the steps of Odysseus (Crown). Huler's essays are often heard on NPR. author website
Literary novelist and author of the critically-acclaimed debut THE SLEEPWALKER'S GUIDE TO DANCING (Random House). Forthcoming: GOOD TALK: Conversations I'm Still Confused About, a graphic memoir. author website
Author of A GARDEN OF MARVELS: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of the Way Plants Work and PARADISE UNDER GLASS: The Education of an Indoor Gardener (William Morrow). Kassinger's science and health writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Explorer, Health magazine, Science Weekly, and other publications. author website
Literary novelist and author of THE GUNNERS (a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick) and ANOTHER PLACE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN (Counterpoint) which has been longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. author website
Named a "Top Young Historian" by History News Network, Kohn is the author of HEIR TO THE EMPIRE CITY: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt and HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt (Basic Books).
Kelly Lambert, PhD
Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Randolph-Macon College, Lambert is the author of THE LAB RAT CHRONICLES and LIFTING DEPRESSION: A Neuroscientist's Hands-On Approach to Activating Your Brain's Healing Power. author website
Author of APPLIED MINDS: How Engineers Think (Norton), Madhavan is a biomedical engineer and senior policy adviser. He conducts research at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC. He is a vice-president of IEEE-USA, the world's largest professional society for engineering and technology. author website
Professor of History and Sterling M. McMurring Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Utah, McDannell's books include THE SPIRIT OF VATICAN II: A History of Catholic Reform in America (Basic) and HEAVEN: A History (Yale University Press). author website
Author of the New York Times' Notable Book THE DISTANCE TO THE MOON and the critically acclaimed IF THESE WALLS HAD EARS: The Biography of a House as well as CHASING MATISSE: A Year in France Living My Dream. author website
Author of THIRSTY DRAGON: China's Lust for Bordeaux and the Threat to the World's Best Wines (Henry Holt) and a contributing editor at Wine Spectator. author website
Author of THE MILK LADY OF BANGALORE: An Unexpected Journey (Algonquin), a Barnes & Noble Discover Selection, and MONSOON DIARY: A Memoir with Recipes. author website
M. R. O'Connor
Author of WAYFINDING: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World and RESURRECTION SCIENCE: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things (St. Martin's). O'Connor is a graduate of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism whose reporting has appeared in Foreign Policy, Slate, Global Post, Wall Street Journal and NPR, among others. She has received support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. author website
One of the South's most exciting new voices in fiction, Paddock is the author of the acclaimed A SECRET WORD, which Jay McInerney called "a remarkably nuanced novel," POINT CLEAR, and the last in the trilogy, THE WEIGHT OF MEMORY. author website
Authof or BIBLIOTECH: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google (Basic), INTEROP: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems (Basic) (with Urs Gasser), among others. Palfrey's research and teaching focus on new media and learning. He has written extensively on Internet law, intellectual property, and the potential of new technologies to strengthen democracies locally and around the world. author website
Journalist for Time, The Atlantic, and Esquire, Poole is the author of two sports biographies: THE GALLOPING GHOST: Red Grange, An American Football Legend (Houghton Mifflin), and PacMan: Behind the Scenes with Manny Pacquiao (Da Capo). author website
Author of THE AUTHENTICITY HOAX: Why the "Real" Things We Seek Don't Make Us Happy (Harper/McClelland Stewart) and co-author of the international best-seller THE REBEL SELL (called NATION OF REBELS in the United States) with Joseph Heath. author website
Science journalist and author of GENIUS AT PLAY: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway and KING OF INFINITE SPACE: Donald Coxeter, The Man Who Saved Geometry (Walker). Roberts contributes to numerous publications including The New York Times, Seed, and Smithsonian. author website
Safer is a psychotherapist and the author of books on neglected psychological issues-- "taboo topics" that everybody thinks about but nobody talks about publicly. Her books include THE GOLDEN CONDOM: And Other Essays on Love Lost and Found; CAIN'S LEGACY: Liberating Siblings from a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy and Regret; and DEATH BENEFITS: How Losing a Parent Can Change an Adult's Life--for the Better. author website
Asian Business Correspondent for Time Magazine. Author of CONFUCIUS and the World he Created (Basic Books) and THE MIRACLE: The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth (Harper Business).
Literary novelist and author of THE PAINTING (Algonquin), which was named a Best Book by the San Francisco Chronicle. author website
Graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Shawver is the author of two novels, AFTERMATH (Nan A. Talese Books/Doubleday) and THE CUBAN PROSPECT (Overlook). author website
Literary novelist and author of the THE END AS I KNOW IT (Doubleday). Shay's humor writing has appeared in print and online in McSweeney's, eCompany Now, Salon, Modern Humorist, and the anthology 101 Damnations. He co-edited CREATED IN DARKNESS BY TROUBLED AMERICANS (Knopf), a collection of humor pieces from McSweeney's. author website
Acclaimed paleoanthropologist and science writer. Author of, among others, THE INVADERS: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction; THE ANIMAL CONNECTION: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human; and coauthor of the award-winning THE APE IN THE TREE.
Jeremy N. Smith
Journalist and author of EPIC MEASURES: One Doctor, Seven Billion Patients and GROWING A GARDEN CITY. Smith contributes to The Atlantic, Discover, and the New York Times, among many other publications. author website
Literary novelist and author of LIME TREE CAN'T BEAR ORANGE, an Oprah Summer Pick (Harmony).
New York Times best-selling author of THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST; WICKED PLANTS; WICKED BUGS; and FLOWER CONFIDENTIAL: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers (Algonquin). Backlist includes THE EARTH MOVED and FROM THE GROUND UP. And in fiction, a historical detective series that includes GIRL WAITS WITH GUN, LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE, MISS KOPP'S MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS, with more on the way. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). author website
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
New York Times' best-selling author of THE ORIGINAL BLACK ELITE: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era (Amistad) and A SLAVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE: Paul Jennings and the Madisons (Palgrave). author website
Beloved novelist and author of THE NEARNESS OF YOU; THE SAME SKY (A Target Bookmarked Pick); CLOSE YOUR EYES (Elle Magazine Fiction Book of the Year); HOW TO BE LOST (a Target Bookmarked Pick); SLEEP TOWARD HEAVEN; LOVE STORIES IN THIS TOWN; and FORGIVE ME. author website
A national security writer focusing on science and technology issues, Weinberger is the author of THE IMAGINEERS OF WAR: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World (Knopf); IMAGINARY WEAPONS: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld (Nation Books) and the co-author (with Nathan Hodge) of A NUCLEAR FAMILY VACATION: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry (Bloomsbury).
Science journalist and author of PHYSICS ON THE FRINGE: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything (Walker & Company), among others. Wertheim has contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, TLS and many others. author website
Renowned biologist and anthropologist. Author of THE NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time (Little, Brown); EVOLUTION FOR EVERYONE: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives (Bantam), and DARWIN'S CATHEDRAL: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society. Terry Lecturer at Yale. author website
Guy Winch, PhD
Licensed psychologist and author of EMOTIONAL FIRST AID: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries (Hudson Street Press) and THE SQUEAKY WHEEL: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem (Walker & Company). Winch also writes the popular Squeaky Wheel Blog on Psychologytoday.com. Just released: HOW TO FIX A BROKEN HEART. Guy Winch's Ted Talks are rated among their most inspiring. author website
Larry Young, PhD
Larry Young is one of the world's leading experts in the field of social behavioral neuroscience and the author of THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN US: Love, Sex and the Science of Attraction, co-written with Brian Alexander (Current/Penguin). author website