Oren Harman was born in 1973. He grew up near the Jerusalem forest, and, for some years, in New York City, where a local newspaper dubbed him "the little Israeli magician" for his exploits in soccer. After receiving a doctorate from Oxford University, Oren became a professor of the history and philosophy of science, and an award-winning writer.
Oren's books include The Man Who Invented the Chromosome, The Price of Altruism, which won the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Evolutions: Fifteen Myths that Explain our World. He is also the co-creator of a trilogy of books on Rebels, Outsiders, and Dreamers in Biology. Oren's books have been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Polish, Italian, Korean, Hebrew, and Malayalam.