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Ellen Ullman

Ellen Ullman
Marion Ettlinger

Ellen Ullman is the author of The Bug, a New York Times Notable Book and runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the cult classic memoir Close to the Machine, based on her years as a rare female computer programmer in the early years of the personal computer era. She lives in San Francisco.

Ellen Ullman

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Meet the Author

August 10 - September 7, 2017

Meet Ellen Ullman as she reads from her new book Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology.

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Life in Code

Life in Code

The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine

The last twenty years have...

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Books by the Author

By Blood
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By Blood

Ellen Ullman
Picador
Picador

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

San Francisco, the 1970s. A disgraced professor takes an office in an old downtown building to plot his return. But he is distracted by the...

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The Bug
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The Bug

Ellen Ullman
Picador
Picador

With a New Introduction by Mary Gaitskill

A PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Ellen Ullman is a "rarity, a computer programmer with...

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Close to the Machine
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Close to the Machine

Ellen Ullman
Picador
Picador

With a New Introduction by Jaron Lanier

A Salon Best Book of the Year

In 1997, the computer was still a relatively new tool---a sleek and unforgiving machine that was beyond...

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