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Welcome to Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival, now in our 17th year. Festival dates are October 7-15, 2016. Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. Click the phone icon to the right below, to download our new mobile app version!

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John Markoff

The New York Times
Writer, Author
San Francisco, Caifornia
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Markoff (2013, for Explanatory Reporting) covers science and technology for The New York Times and has been writing about Silicon Valley since the 1980s. In 1993 wrote one of the first articles on the World Wide Web. He is the co-author of The High Cost of High Tech (with Lennie Siegel); Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (with Katie Hafner); and Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of America's Most Wanted Computer Outlaw (with Tsutomu Shimomura). He is the author of What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry and Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots.