Brian Christian

UC Berkeley
Journalist in Residence
Dates of Visit: Aug. 19Dec. 18, 2020

Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human, which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and a New Yorker favorite book of the year. He is the author, with Tom Griffiths, of Algorithms to Live By, a #1 Audible bestseller, Amazon best science book of the year and MIT Technology Review best book of the year. His third book, The Alignment Problem, is forthcoming in October of 2020.

Christian's writing has been translated into nineteen languages, and 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 Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Radiolab, and The Charlie Rose Show, and has lectured at Google, Facebook, Microsoft, the Santa Fe Institute, and the London School of Economics. He was recently named a Laureate of the San Francisco Public Library, and his writing 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.

Christian holds degrees in computer science, philosophy, and poetry from Brown University and the University of Washington. He lives in San Francisco.