KATHRYN SHULZ is a journalist, author and public speaker with a credible (if not necessarily enviable) claim to being the world's leading wrongologist. She is the author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error (Ecco / HarperCollins), which was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Prize and was one of Amazon's Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2010 and one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010. She is also the person behind "The Wrong Stuff," a Slate series featuring interviews with high-profile people about how they think and feel about being wrong.
Schulz's freelance work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, TIME Magazine, Foreign Policy, The New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, and the "Freakonomics" blog of the New York Times, among other publications. She was a 2004 recipient of the Pew Fellowship in International Journalism (now the International Reporting Project) and has reported from throughout Central and South America, Japan, and, most recently, the Middle East. A graduate of Brown University and a former Ohioan, Oregonian, and Brooklynite, she currently lives in New York's Hudson Valley.