Alan Burdick is a staff writer and former senior editor at The New Yorker and the author most recently of "Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation." His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, GQ, and elsewhere. He has worked previously as an editor at The New York Times Magazine, Discover, and The Sciences, and was the editorial producer and senior writer for Science Bulletins, a multimedia science-news division of the American Museum of Natural History.
His first nonfiction book, "Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion" (FSG, 2005) was a National Book Award finalist and won the Overseas Press Club award for environmental reporting. Alan’s other accolades include entry in the 2003 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology; winner of the 1995 AAAS Westinghouse prize for magazine feature-writing, and co-recipient of the 1992 Olive Branch Award. He has been in residence several times at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and has been awarded grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in the history and philosophy of science.