HP NEWQUIST is a writer.
He is the author of more than a dozen books, hundreds of magazine articles, and several filmed documentaries. His work has appeared in such diverse publications as The New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, Variety, Billboard, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Computerworld, and Popular Science—and has been translated into a variety of languages including kanji, Korean, Mandarin, Indonesian, and Arabic.
Newquist’s books cover topics ranging from entertainment and technology to popular culture and finance. He has written This Will Kill You, a humorous look at the ways in which we depart this earth. It's published in the U.S. by St. Martin's Press. The Great Brain Book, published by Scholastic, was nominated as one of the “best books for young adults” for 2006 by the American Library Association. The National Science Teachers Association and Children’s Book Council chose it as an Outstanding Science Book of the year, and the Children’s Book Of The Month Club featured it as a main selection. For Boys Only published by Macmillan was selected as an American Library Association "Quick Pick" and was chosen as one of the New York Public Library's "Books For The Teen Age: 2008."
Among his other books are The Brain Makers, an in-depth look at the personalities trying to commercialize artificial intelligence. Omni Magazine wrote that "The Brain Makers engagingly tells the story of artificial intelligence's rise and fall and gradual redemption, investing it with all the high drama and unexpected revelations of a celebrity memoir." Newquist also co-wrote Space—The Next Business Frontier with CNN’s Lou Dobbs, a look at the global efforts to start space-based industries.
He is the author of Virtual Reality, a children’s book that explored the applications of new technology through the innovative use of 3-D images and glasses, and edited The Yahoo! Ultimate Reference To The Web, a guide to the best and most informative sites on the Internet (and a Book Of The Month Club Main Selection). Newquist is also the creator of the successful The Way They Play series for Back Beat Books, which teaches aspiring musicians about the history, techniques, and playing styles of their favorite artists.
Other work includes documentary writing and consulting for broadcasters such as The Disney Channel and PBS. He was also a contributor to the Encarta Encyclopedia.
When not traveling, he and his family live on the East Coast. Of the United States.