Creative nonfiction Professor, Richard Preston is New York writer and author best known for his nonfiction work.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Preston discovered his love for books at an early age, using it as an escape from shyness. He attended Ponoma Collage in Southern California after relentlessly contacting them [through collect calls] about his denied application, until he was accepted. After college he attend graduate school at Princeton where he earned his PhD in English.
Fascinated by the idea that it could be literature, he chose nonfiction writing as his career focus. In 1984, he began his first book about astronomy, First Light. This book was later exerted in The New Yorker and won the American Institute of Physics award.
He lives in New York with his wife and family, and is currently working on a nonfiction book about the Ebola outbreak.