Richard Preston is a nonfiction writer and novelist, author of 9 books, whose bestselling works reveal mysterious worlds of horror and wonder. His books have been published in more than 35 languages. Some of them have cult status among readers of nonfiction.

Preston is a contributor to the The New Yorker, and all of his nonfiction books have first appeared as articles there.

He’s won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics science-writing award, and he’s the only non-physician ever to receive the CDC’s Champion of Prevention award. An asteroid has been named for him. Asteroid Preston travels on a wild orbit, and could some day slam into the earth, causing a huge explosion.

Currently Preston is at work on a sequel to The Hot Zone, a nonfiction book about Ebola virus.

He lives near New York City with his wife.  They have three children.

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