He wrote the worldwide bestseller Chaos, which was nominated for the National Book Award. He was the 1990 McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University.
(Publisher Provided) James Gleick was born in New York City on August 1, 1954. He received a degree in English and linguistics from Harvard College in 1976. He helped found Metropolis, an alternative weekly newspaper in Minneapolis. After the newspaper folded, he worked for ten years as an editor and reporter for The New York Times. In 1989-1990, he was the McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University. He has written several books including Chaos: Making a New Science, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything, What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier, and The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood.