Historian, psychoanalyst, and psychiatrist George Makari is the author of Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind, which The Wall Street Journal called "brilliant" and "essential reading." His first book, the widely acclaimed Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis, received the Gradiva Prize and the Hartmann Award, and was called the best history of its kind by Harold Bloom. His essays have won numerous honors and have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time, and the Lancet.
Director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Dr. Makari is Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Adjunct Professor at both Rockefeller University and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He attended Brown University, Cornell University Medical College, and the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center. He lives with his family in New York City.