About the Author

Karl Iagnemma grew up in suburban Detroit and attended the University of Michigan, where he studied mechanical engineering and began writing fiction. He did graduate work in robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and wrote much of On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction as a Ph.D. student. His short stories have received several awards, including the Paris Review Discovery Prize, first place in the Playboy college fiction contest, and an artist’s grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His writing has appeared in Tin House, SEED, One Story, and Zoetrope, and been anthologized in the Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize collections.

Karl currently works as a research scientist in the mechanical engineering department at the M.I.T. He’s working on a novel about an ill-fated scientific expedition to upper Michigan in the 1840s.

Click Here for Karl Iagnemma’s robotics-related webpage.
Also visit The Expeditions.

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