Books by Katie Hafner

Released: July 2, 2013

"Heartbreakingly honest, yet not without hope and flashes of wry humor."
Technology journalist Hafner's (A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano, 2008, etc.) one-year "experiment in multigenerational living," which forced her to confront her past and understand its impact on her present. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2008

"Written with authority and enthusiasm, a treat for armchair musicologists, Gould fanatics and even those who never heard a note he played."
A pianist's love affair with his instrument, and the blind man who enabled it. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A clear and comprehensive, though often flat, account of an important bit of scientific history."
Now that high school students are spending their spare time cruising the Internet, it's probably time the rest of us found out how the whole thing started. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"In probing the history and reconstruction of a house, Hafner sheds light on the complicated and delicate reconstruction of memory and history. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The tortured history of modern Germany is refracted in the story of a 19th-century villa and the lives of its diverse inhabitants. Read full book review >
Released: July 29, 1991

"Disturbing tales for would-be computer outlaws as well as those who fear them."
From a pair of computer industry reporters (Markoff: The New York Times; Hafner: formerly with Business Week)—three cautionary tales of 1980's computer hackers gone amok in this dark-side correlate to Steven Levy's more optimistic Hackers (1984). Read full book review >