Columbia Journalism School

Jonathan Weiner


Jonathan  Weiner

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Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism

Jonathan Weiner majored in English at Harvard. He learned to write about science in the early 1980s while working at the magazine the Sciences. In 1985, Jonathan left the magazine to write his first book, "Planet Earth," the companion volume to a seven-part PBS television series. He spent twenty years as an independent writer, and joined the School of Journalism in 2005.

Jonathan’s books include "The Beak of the Finch," winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science; "Time, Love, Memory," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, and finalist for the Aventis Science Prize; and "His Brother's Keeper," finalist for Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His most recent book is "Long for This World," which The New York Times named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2010.

He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, and many other newspapers and magazines. In 2000 and 2001, he served as Rockefeller University’s first Writer in Residence.

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