About

Karla Starr Headshot

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.

She is currently writing a book about the science of luck and success for Penguin Random House, lives in New York, and spends an inordinate amount of time lifting heavy things.

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