David Wolman is a contributing editor at Wired. He has also written for such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Outside, Newsweek, Discover, Forbes, New Scientist, and Salon, and his work appeared in Best American Science Writing 2009. A former Fulbright journalism fellow in Japan and graduate of Stanford University's journalism program, he now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he received a 2011 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship.
His 2008 story about activists in Egypt using Facebook to mobilize against the regime of Hosni Mubarak was one of the earliest pieces of long-form journalism about what would come to be known as the Arab Spring. He followed that up with an e-book, The Instigators, published by The Atavist in May, 2011, which was nominated for a 2012 National Magazine Award for reporting.
His first book, A Left-Hand Turn Around the World, was published by Da Capo Press (hardcover 2005, paperback 2006). His second book, Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, was published by HarperCollins (hardcover 2008, paperback 2009). His latest book, The End of Money, was published by Da Capo Press in February, 2012.
Visit his website at www.david-wolman.com and follow him on Twitter at @davidwolman.