David Shenk is the national-bestselling author of six books, including The Forgetting ("remarkable" - Los Angeles Times), Data Smog ("indispensable" - New York Times), and The Immortal Game ("superb" - Wall Street Journal). He is a popular lecturer, a short-film director/producer, and has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Harper's, Spy, The New Yorker, TheAtlantic.com, NPR, and PBS.

His most recent book, The Genius in All of Us: New Insights Into Genetics, Talent, and IQ (Doubleday, 2010), was welcomed as "a deeply interesting and important book" by the New York Times, "profound," by the London Evening Standard, and "a thinking man's Outliers" by New York magazine. Salon's Laura Miller said: "The Genius in All of Us has quietly blown my mind." (More reviews here).

As a follow-up to Genius, Shenk is currently co-editing (with scholars at University of Iowa's Delta Center) an online collection of scientific literature on Developmental Systems for Nature Education's Scitable website.

Shenk lives in Brooklyn. More about him at davidshenk.com.