About the Author
One of the world's leading nonfiction publishers, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC has published more than 1,700 titles, featuring such categories as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoir. A portion of its proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.
Susan Goldberg is editorial director of National Geographic Partners and editor in chief of National Geographic. She is the 10th editor — and the first female editor— of the magazine, which published its first issue in 1888. Under her leadership, National Geographic has been honored with five National Magazine Awards, including the top prize for General Excellence in 2019. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 2019 and for Explanatory Reporting in 2017, and has received numerous other awards for its stories, photos, graphics, maps and design. Before National Geographic, Goldberg was an executive editor at Bloomberg News, and served as the top editor at the San Jose Mercury News and the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. In 2019 she was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington’s most influential women. Goldberg lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband.