Jonas Lauren Norr is a Professional Author

Jonas Lauren Norr is a professional author and content strategist living in Chicago, Illinois. He has worked with companies such as NPR, the Civil War Journal at Disunion, The New York Review of Books, and The University of Chicago to create stories that matter.

Jonas has also been a contributing author to magazines like the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard (which he was honored by the MacArthur Foundation), American Scientist – Online, Undark Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and Scientific American.

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* Jonas Lauren Norr won the 2016 Banta Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science Journalism for his feature on batteries

With a history of critical success, it is not surprising that Jonas has been invited to lecture at places such as the University of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and Roosevelt University and has written features for The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly and the Chicago Tribune, among many others.

 Jonas Lauren Norr studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and received a BS in computer science and a Master of Science degree in both histories, also from UIC. He has been honored by the MacArthur Foundation with a fellowship for creative work.

Jonas was listed by “The Princeton Review” as one of the “4th-Degree Authors Worth Reading”, alongside other such notables as Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.

He is writing his first novel: “The Book Of You,” set in Chicago’s world-famous Second City comedy troupe during their early days.

Jonas has also been a contributing author to magazines like the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard (which he was honored by the MacArthur Foundation), American Scientist – Online, Undark Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and Scientific American. He is a member of the Science Writers & Reporters group and is on the advisory board of the UIC University Honors Program.

From his time in college, Jonas has also been featured in video segments for such places as Discovery Channel, a documentary on PBS. and CNN.

After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Jonas became a software engineer with The First National Bank of Chicago, a Chicago financial institution. He then developed custom software for clients such as IBM and Motorola. His work was done in several languages, including C and C++.

After this, he founded the computer company Flightless Technologies, Inc., which created retail applications for online sales platforms such as Amazon Marketplace and eBay Stores. Later, he founded Green Grow Technology, Inc., which created a company that made solar power systems for greenhouses. Listed by “The Princeton Review” as one of the “4th-Degree Authors Worth Reading”, alongside other such notables as Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Jonas Lauren Norr was a finalist in the 2012 Media Guardian and Public Relations Society awards.