Maria Popova

Maria Popova is a reader and writer, who writes about what she reads on Brain Pickings — her one-woman labor of love. It is an inquiry into what it means to live a decent, substantive, rewarding life, and a record of her own becoming as a person. In 2021, the site archive was included in the Library of Congress. Maria has contributed articles to The New York Times, Wired UK, and The Atlantic, among others, and is the co-editor of A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader and author of Figuring.