Charles C. Mann
CHARLES C. MANN is the author of 1493, a New York Times best-seller, and 1491, which won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Keck award or the best book of the year. A correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired, he has covered the intersection of science, technology, and commerce for many newspapers and magazines here and abroad, including National Geographic, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and The Washington Post. In addition to 1491 and 1493, he is the co-author of five other books, one of which is a young person's version of 1491 called Before Columbus. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.