Karla Starr
WHY SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE LUCK: The Science of Serendipity, Chance Occurrences, and Who Wins (forthcoming from Portfolio)

Karla Starr is a freelance writer, and has written for The AtlanticSlatePopular Science, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, and The Believer, among many others, and writes The Science of Luck blog for Psychology Today. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, the former books editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Willamette Week, and the former books columnist for Seattle Weekly. Her article on video game testing, “Leveled,” is the most-read article in the history of Seattle Weekly and won Best Science/Health story from the Society of Professional Journalists. She specializes in writing about network and behavioral science, particularly psychology and the practical implications of research, luck, chance, and success.