Daniel Bergner is a contributing writer for the New York Times magazine and is the author of several award winning nonfiction books including "Sing for Your Life," "In the Land of Magic Soldiers," and "God of the Rodeo." The Richardson Reads One Book pick for 2017, "Sing for Your Life," was a New York Times bestseller as well as a notable book of the year for both the New York Times and the Washington Post. In addition to the New York Times Magazine, Bergner's writing has also appeared in Atlantic, Granta, Harper's, Mother Jones, Talk, and the New York Times Book Review.

Mr. Bergner lives in Brooklyn New York and is married to a federal prosecutor. He is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University.