Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human (2011), which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker favorite book of the year, and has been translated into ten languages. He is the coauthor, with Tom Griffiths, of Algorithms to Live By (2016), a #1 Audible bestseller and an Amazon best science book of the year, currently in its fourth printing in hardcover.
Christian’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and in scientific journals such as Cognitive Science. Christian has been featured on The Charlie Rose Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has lectured at Google, Microsoft, the Santa Fe Institute, and the London School of Economics. His work has won several awards, including fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, publication in Best American Science & Nature Writing, and an award from the Academy of American Poets.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Christian holds degrees in philosophy, computer science, and poetry from Brown University and the University of Washington. He lives in San Francisco.