Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson is the bestselling author of six books on the intersection of science, technology, and personal experience. His last book is The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America. He is author of the national bestseller, The Ghost Map: The Story Of London’s Most Terrifying Outbreak—And How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World.

His 2005 work, the national bestseller Everything Bad Is Good For You, was one of the most talked about books of 2005. His argument in Everything Bad Is Good For You builds on brain research he investigated in his previous bestseller Mind Wide Open: Your Brain And The Neuroscience of Everyday Life. Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software was on four prestigious Best Book of the Year lists and was named a New York Times Notable Book. It was a finalist for the 2002 Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. Mr. Johnson’s books have been translated into a dozen different languages.

In addition to his columns, he’s published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and many other periodicals. He’s also appeared on many high-profile televisions programs, including “The Charlie Rose Show,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.”

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“brings together Hoover-style surveillance and Goldman-style anarchism with the force of inevitability [that] reflects both top-notch detective work and consummate crime writing.”