Kanigel, Robert

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KANIGEL, Robert. American, b. 1946. Genres: History, Literary criticism and history, Sciences, Technology, Travel/Exploration, Writing/Journalism, Biography, Essays. Career: Mechanical engineer, 1966-69; freelance writer in Baltimore, MD, 1970-71, 1976-99, San Francisco, CA, 1971-74, New York City, 1975, and Cambridge, MA, 1999-. Johns Hopkins University, instructor in writing, 1985-91; University of Baltimore, Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts, professor of English and senior fellow of the Institute for Language, Technology, and Publications Design, 1991-99; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, professor of science writing, director of Graduate Program in Science Writing, 1999-. Publications: Apprentice to Genius: The Making of a Scientific Dynasty, 1986; The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan, 1991; The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency, 1997; Vintage Reading, 1998; High Season, 2002. Author of articles, essays, reviews, book chapters. Address: c/o Vicky Bijur Literary Agency, 333 West End Ave, New York, NY 10023, U.S.A.