18 months of learning to communicate (explicit)
New York Times reporter Amy Harmon is making no progress on her story about an autistic man trying to live and work independently -- until she finds a way to reconnect with her subject matter.
“Did I mention I'd been working on it for 18 months? My family was going to disown me if I didn't finish the story.”
Amy Harmon is a national correspondent for the New York Times who covers the impact of science and technology on American life. She likes to write narratives that take a lot of time and space. She has won some awards, including a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for her series "The DNA Age" and the National Academies of Science journalism prize in 2011 for her series "Target Cancer." Her stories have been anthologized in several issues of "Best American Science Writing" and an e-book, "Longreads: Best of 2011." She is currently interested in autism, food and memory. Sometimes she tweets at twitter.com/amy_harmon.