Katie Hafner

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Katie Hafner
Born 1957 (age 56–57)
Occupation technology and society journalist
Nationality United States
Website
www.katiehafner.com

Katie Hafner (born 1957) is a journalist who writes books and articles about technology and society. She writes for The New York Times on technology and healthcare, and was a contributing editor for Newsweek. She has worked at Business Week, and has written for Esquire, Wired, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine.

Her sixth book, Mother Daughter Me [1], a memoir about three generations of women trying to live together, was published by Random House in July 2013. Mother Daughter Me received great advance praise and was named one of "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now" in the August 2013 issue of O Magazine, to Parade magazine's 2013 "Summer Reading List", July's Goodreads "Mover and Shaker" list and iTunes' "Best Books of July!"

Biography[edit]

She is interviewed in the John Korty documentary, "Miracle in a Box", about the rebuilding of a Steinway piano. Hafner lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Along with her many other literary credits, Hafner's 2006 New York Times article Growing Wikipedia Refines its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy is currently featured in The McGraw-Hill Guide Writing for College, Writing for Life, second edition an English composition textbook. It is used by hundreds of undergrads as source material for topical essays.

Books[edit]

  • Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (with John Markoff) (Simon & Schuster, 1991) ISBN 0-684-81862-0
  • The House at the Bridge: A Story of Modern Germany (Scribner, 1995) ISBN 0-684-19400-7
  • Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (with Matthew Lyon) (Simon & Schuster, 1996) ISBN 0-684-83267-4
  • The WELL: A Story of Love, Death and Real Life in the Seminal Online Community:(2001) Carroll & Graf Publishers ISBN 0-7867-0846-8
  • A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano [2] : (June 2008 BloomsburyUSA) ISBN 0-7710-3754-6
  • Mother Daughter Me [3] : (July 2013 Random House) ISBN 140006936X

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