Charles C. Mann is the author of "1491", which won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Keck award for the best book of the year. A correspondent for "The Atlantic Monthly", "Science", and" Wired", he has covered the intersection of science, technology, and commerce for many newspapers and magazines here and abroad, including the "New York Times", "Vanity Fair, " the "Washington Post, " and more. In addition to "1491", he was the co-author of four other non-fiction books. He is now working on a companion volume to "1491." His website is www.charlesmann.org.