Steve Silberman


I’m gay and I’m a science writer. //

I’m an award-winning science journalist and author of “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.” My stories have appeared in the New York Times, Wired, Nature, the New Yorker, and many other publications. I have given lectures on the history of autism at the United Nations, Yale, the University of Oxford, the Autism Society of America, the National Academies of Science, Microsoft, Apple, Google, and other institutions. As a young man, I was a teaching assistant to the queer poet Allen Ginsberg. I’m married to Keith Karraker, a high-school chemistry teacher, and we live in San Francisco. [Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones]