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Bob Prior

Executive Editor

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Bob Prior, Executive Editor

During his over 25 years at MIT Press, Bob has published hundreds of trade and scholarly books in areas as diverse as Neuroscience, Computer Science, Natural History, Electronic Privacy, Evolution, and Design. He has even managed to sneak one novel onto the otherwise completely non-fiction MIT Press list! He continues to be thrilled at finding authors whose voices can have an impact and whose books belong at MIT Press. He is currently focusing on trade science books with an emphasis on the life sciences, neuroscience, and natural history. Bob can be reached at


The Deep Learning Revolution by Terrence Sejnowski
Plagues, Peoples, and the Paradox of Progress by Thomas Bollyky
The Tales Teeth Tell by Tanya Smith
DNA Matters by Robert Plomin
The Feeling of Life Itself by Christof Koch
The Microbiome and Human Health by Alessio Fasano and Susie Flaherty
The Alchemy of Us by Ainissa Ramirez


Notable acquisitions:‚Äč

Beyond the Self
The Distracted Mind
The Laws of Simplicity
The Human Advantage
Net Smart

Matthieu Ricard

Wolf Singer

Adam Gazzaley

Larry D. Rosen

John Maeda

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Howard Rheingold

Robo sapiens
The Storm of Creativity
Evocative Objects
The Metamorphosis of Plants

Christof Koch

Peter Menzel

Faith D'Aluisio

Kyna Leski

Sherry Turkle

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe