James Gleick is the author of the new bestseller, The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. His first book, Chaos, was a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist and led to collaborations with photographer Eliot Porter (Nature’s Chaos) and developers at Autodesk (Chaos: The Software). Other books include the best-selling biographies, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman and Isaac Newton, both shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, as well as Faster and What Just Happened. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages.
Gleick graduated from Harvard College in 1976 and helped found Metropolis, an alternative weekly newspaper in Minneapolis. He was an editor and reporter for 10 years at The New York Times, where he wrote the “Fast Forward” column. With Uday Ivatury, he founded The Pipeline, a pioneering New York City-based Internet service in 1993, and was its chairman and chief executive officer until 1995.
A native of New York City, Gleick lives in Key West and New York and is active on the boards of the Authors Guild and the Key West Literary Seminar. He is the program chair for “Yet Another World” and will serve as onstage moderator with Robert Krulwich.
James Gleick’s website
Interview with Arlo Haskell for Littoral
Reviews of The Information: NYRB, NYTimes, LATimes, & WSJ
Gleick in conversation with Janna Levin @ KWLS 2008 (audio)
on Twitter @JamesGleick