Katie Hafner


Katie Hafner is a journalist, author, and host and executive producer of the weekly podcast Our Mothers Ourselves. A technology writer for 25 years, she now writes for The New York Times, covering health care. She is the author of six non-fiction books: the memoir, Mother Daughter MeA Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould’s Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano (which Kirkus called “the musical version of Seabiscuit”); The House at the Bridge: A Story of Modern GermanyWhere Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (with Matthew Lyon); The Well: Love, Death, and Real Life in the Seminal Online Community; and Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (with John Markoff). In The Boys, her first novel, Hafner draws on what she has learned from decades of chronicling the lives of quirky geniuses and the relationships that sustain them.

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