Steven Johnson

Non-Fiction Author

Birthday June 6, 1968

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Washington, DC

Age 54 years old

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Best-selling author and website creator who is known for Where Good Ideas Come From and other works of popular science. He held the position of writer-in-residence at the Journalism Schools of both Columbia and New York University

Before Fame

He studied semiotics at Brown University and went on to receive a graduate degree in literature from Columbia University.


His book, Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter, was published in 2005 and became an instant bestseller.

Family Life

He and his wife settled in Marin County, California with their three sons.

Associated With

He and Malcolm Gladwell both became known for their popular works on science and culture.