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Robert Krulwich

30th annual Key West Literary Seminar

—Yet Another World: Literature of the Future—

January 5–8, 2012

Robert Krulwich is a correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk, ABC News, and the PBS investigative series Frontline, frequently reporting on the intersections of science and technology with culture, politics and religion. His specialty is explaining complex news—economics, technology, science—in a style that is clear, compelling and entertaining. “I like talking about ‘invisible ideas’ and trying to find a way to explain what you’ve learned so people can grasp it,” he said.

Krulwich is also a co-host of WNYC’s NPR-distributed scientific documentary series Radio Lab with host/producer Jad Abumrad and serves as substitute host on NPR news magazines and talk programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation. He appears regularly on Nightline, World News Tonight, and Good Morning America. With Ted Koppel, he co-hosted the eight-part primetime series “Brave New World,” which probed the “eight biggest questions facing humankind.” At Frontline, he won a national Emmy Award for his investigation of privacy on the Internet, “High Stakes in Cyberspace.”

Krulwich has been called “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide, “the man who makes the dismal science swing” by the Washington Journalism Review, and “the man who simplifies without being simple” by New York magazine.

He has received numerous awards for his reporting, including four consecutive Gainsbrugh Awards from the Economics Broadcasting Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Television Award in 2001 for a NOVA special on the human genome.

Krulwich, along with James Gleick, will serve as onstage moderator for “Yet Another World.”

Online Resources

“Krulwich Wonders”—his NPR blog
“Why Can’t We Walk Straight?”—NPR animated short video
on Twitter @rkrulwich

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