David Epstein

David Epstein


David Epstein has a master’s degree in environmental science and is an award-winning senior writer for Sports Illustrated, where he covers sports science, medicine, and Olympic sports. His investigative pieces are among Sports Illustrated’s most high-profile stories. An avid runner himself, he earned All-East honors on Columbia University’s varsity track squad. This is his first book. He lives in Brooklyn.

For more information visit http://thesportsgene.com.

David Epstein

David Epstein



David Esptein, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sport’s Gene, wrote a wonderful Op-Ed in the NYT on the perils of youth sports, noting how “heightened pressure on child athletes… Read more >


PENGUIN GROUP (USA) HAS 7 BOOKS ON THE 2014 PEN LITERARY AWARDS LONGLISTS The 2014 PEN Literary Awards Longlists were announced this week and 7 books published by Penguin Group (USA) are in… Read more >


Current author David Epistein’s March TED talk, based on his New York Times bestselling books, The Sports Gene, released this week by Current in paperback, addresses this question: Are… Read more >

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