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Kathryn Schulz      

Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist and Author, Book Critic for New York magazine

Kathryn Schulz is an American journalist and author, and the book critic for New York magazine.

Schulz began her career in journalism writing for the now-defunct Feed Magazine, one of the earliest online magazines. From 2001 to 2006 she edited the online environmental magazine Grist. Before that she worked as a reporter and editor for The Santiago Times, of Santiago in Chile, where she covered environmental, labor, and human rights issues. She was a 2004 recipient of the Pew Fellowship in International Journalism (now the International Reporting Project), and has reported from throughout Central and South America, Japan and the Middle East. Schulz graduated from Brown University and as of 2014 resides in New York state.

Kathryn Schulz was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Her freelance writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Nation, Foreign Policy, and The Boston Globe, among other publications. She also wrote “The Wrong Stuff,” a blog on Slate, and contributes to the Freakonomics blog at The New York Times.

Speech Topics

The origins of error: how our senses, our minds, and our society can mislead us, and how we can learn to anticipate and prevent those mistakes

Why most of us have such negative feelings about wrongness, and how that attitude affects the way we educate our kids, run our companies, and resolve our conflicts -- whether with family members, coworkers, neighbors, or nations

How embracing error is, paradoxically, the best way to prevent mistakes -- including in high-stakes domains where errors can be financially, materially, emotionally or physically costly Why error is such a crucial engine of innovation, and how accepting and understanding our fallibility can make us more creative, more empathetic, and more forgiving, toward ourselves as well as toward other people


Pulitzer Prize 2016: 100th Pulitzer prizes announced - Apr. 18, 2016
Pulitzer Prizes 2016 were handed out on Monday, bringing honors to the AP for a ... The feature writing winner, Kathryn Schulz, tweeted her reaction: "Honored ...
Pulitzer Prize 2016 winners include Hamilton, Barbarian Days | EW ...
The New Yorker also picked up its first two Pulitzers for Criticism (Emily Nussbaum) and Feature Writing (Kathryn Schulz) following a 2015 decision to expand ...

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