Canadian journalist and essayist. Born in England and raised in Canada, Gladwell graduated from the University of Toronto in 1984 and soon began his career as a journalist, writing for various publications including the
Washington Post. Since joining the staff of the New Yorker in 1996, he has contributed articles on an array of topics, from the "science of shopping" to highway safety to the SAT to mammography. His books, all international best-sellers, include The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking (2005), Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), What the Dog Saw (2009), and most recently David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (2013). See also gladwell.com.