Gerald Jonas

Gerald Jonas is the author of many nonfiction books, including Dancing, (Harry N. Abrams, a companion book to an eight-part WNET/PBS television series about “dance around the world,” for which he also served as consultant and script writer); The Circuit Riders: Rockefeller Money and the Rise of Modern Science (W.W. Norton), and Stuttering: The Disorder of Many Theories (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux). He has written over 100 audio tours for leading museums, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Washington DC’s National Gallery of Art. As a The New Yorker staff writer for 30 years, he wrote major articles on subjects ranging from computers, basketball, and science fiction to biofeedback, psychology, aging, and the brain. As the science-fiction critic for the New York Times, he selected and reviewed nearly 1000 works of science fiction and science. He also wrote on theater and the arts for the Times and produced obituaries on leading scientists and science-fiction writers, including Jacques Cousteau, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury. His poems and short stories have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, Atlantic, The Nation, The New Republic, Grand Street, and Loaded Bicycle (online), among other periodicals.
Cover image for Dancing The Pleasure, Power, and Art of Movement