About

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Karla Starr has written for publications including O, SlateThe AtlanticPopular Science, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, and The Believer. At some point she may return to her blog for Psychology Today.

She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the National Book Critics Circle, is the former books editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Willamette Week, and the former books columnist for Seattle Weekly. Her article on video game testing, “Leveled,” won Best Science/Health story from the Society of Professional Journalists and is the most-read article in the history of Seattle Weekly.

Portfolio is publishing her first book, Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others, on August 14th. Starr lives in New York and spends an inordinate amount of time lifting heavy things. (Forged by Zeus determines which things she lifts; Lauren Gill helps her eat well.)

To submit press releases or review copies, please send an email. She is represented by Laurie Abkemeier of DeFiore and Company.