Dan Lyons’s latest book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, became an instant New York Times best seller when it was published in April 2016, and the Los Angeles Times called it “the best book about Silicon Valley today.”
Dan is a novelist, journalist, and worked for two seasons as a screenwriter on the HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley. Previously Dan was editor of ReadWrite; technology editor at Newsweek; and a technology reporter at Forbes. In 2006, Dan created The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, a blog that evolved into a novel and a cable TV comedy show, Icon, which never made it into production but led to his work on Silicon Valley.
As a tech journalist Dan covered everything from supercomputing to smartphones, writing Newsweek cover stories on Apple’s iPad and Google’s Android operating system, as well as features on Facebook and Twitter. He has appeared as a guest on Al Jazeera, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and National Public Radio, and has written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired and the New Yorker.
In addition to his work as a journalist, Dan has published three works of fiction. His last book, Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, was a sharp satire about Silicon Valley, published in 2007 to critical acclaim. His previous books are Dog Days (a novel) and The Last Good Man (short stories). Dan speaks at conferences and events, and once upon a time was briefly a lecturer at the University of Michigan. He has a B.A. (in “extremely liberal arts”) from Bradford College and an M.F.A. from University of Michigan.