Bold Science: Seven Scientists Who Are Changing Our World  (W.H. Freeman, 2000, Paperback: 2001) told the story of scientific creativity and entrepreneurism in the new millenium.  It was an Science Book pick, a Summer Alternate Selection from the Library of Science and a featured choice on

The San Francisco Chronicle described it as being “on the pioneering edge of science writing, spreading the notion that is a viable field of literary work.”

"Science writing at its finest.  Ted Anton treats us to the inner workings, warts and all, of seven of the most creative scientific minds."   Paul Hoffman, President, Encyclopedia Britannica 
Eros, Magic and the Murder of Professor Culianu (Northwestern University Press: 1996) won the Carl Sandburg Award and was a finalist for a Book Award from the Investigative Reporters and Editors.  It was reviewed in media ranging from The New York Review of Books to the New York Times and appears in German, Spanish, Italian, Romanian and other editions.   

The New York Times called it “an engrossing story of a twentieth century original,” and Publishers Weekly termed it “an intellectual thriller" in a starred review.  "Fascinating and excellent... important not just because it illuminates history, but because at the center of the story is... a figure so interesting no novelist could invent him.  (In this murder) fiction and fact change places in a deadly game of masks and illusions."   Andrei Codrescu, National Public Radio

Co-editor, The New Science Journalists (Ballantine: 1995), a collection of classic science writing.

Magazine articles for publications like Slate, Aging Today, Lingua Franca, The Sciences, Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Publishers Weekly and others has been a finalist for a National Magazine Award and cited in three editions of Best American Essays.  My essay, “Riff,” appears in the book One Word: Contemporary Writer on the Words They Love or Loathe (Sarabande, 2010), which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly.

A former National Science Foundation grants panelist, MacArthur Fellowship reviewer, and Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, I have given presentations at venues from the New York Public Library, Newberry Library, the Harvard Club, University of Chicago, the American Cultural Center in Bucharest, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and for government, industry, and university groups.​

"The Longevity Seekers takes readers on an insider tour of the discoveries bidding to re-shape human experience." 


Review of Cris Mazza, Something Wrong With Her: A Real-Time Memoir

"Our Minds Work Against Our Hearts: Rachel Louis Snyder on Writing Suburban Crime in What We've Lost is Nothing


Review of Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

"The Greedy Geezer Theory: Are boomers' delayed retirements depressing job opportunities for the young?" Slate Oct. 31, 2013

Rev. of Michael Hainey, After Visiting Friends in New City,

Two articles in Aging Today


Rev. of Brian Switek, My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and our Favorite Dinosaurs


“Riff” in One Word: Contemporary Writers on the Words They Love

“Investigative Reporting in a Post-Communist World,” IRE Journal

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