Max Brockman is a literary agent at Brockman, Inc., which represents Jared
Diamond, Nassim Taleb, Richard Dawkins, and Steven Pinker, among others. He
also works with the Edge Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit foundation that publishes
the Edge newsletter (http://www.edge.org) and is a beacon for scientific research
and popularization. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, he lives in
New York City.
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