Chris Colin is the award-winning author of Blindsight, published by the Atavist and named one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2011, and What Really Happened to the Class of ‘93, which the National Press Club selected for its 2004 author awards. He’s a frequent New York Times contributor and a contributing writer at AFAR magazine. His next book, What to Talk About, comes out in 2014 with Chronicle Books.
He’s written about chimp filmmakers, Slovenian ethnic cleansing, George Bush’s pool boy, blind visual artists, solitary confinement, the Yelpification of the universe, mysterious scraps of paper and more for the NewYorker.com, New York Times Magazine, Wired, Smithsonian, Mother Jones, the Atavist, Pop-Up Magazine, Conde Nast Portfolio, VIA, McSweeney’s Quarterly and several anthologies. He wrote the long-running On the Job column for the SF Chronicle, was an early writer/editor at Salon.com and is the co-author of The Blue Pages.