Alexandra Robbins
"I was hooked" - The New York Times Book Review
  On The Overachievers: "Impossible to put down" - People
"Quick and riveting" - Entertainment Weekly
"Engrossing . . . An easy read" - Publisher's Weekly
"Compelling investigative journalism" - BookPage

Alexandra Robbins


Alexandra Robbins, the author of five New York Times bestselling books, is an investigative reporter and the 2014 recipient of the prestigious John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, given by the Medill School of Journalism. She is a contributing editor at both Marie Claire and Washingtonian magazines.

Robbins' books include The Overachievers, a New York Times Editors' Choice and People magazine Critics' Choice; and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, which was voted Best Nonfiction Book of the Year in the Goodreads Choice Awards, the only people's choice awards for books, and won a Books for a Better Life Award.

Robbins' new book, The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital (April 2015) is described as "a page-turner possessing all the twists and turns of a brilliantly told narrative."

Once hailed by the press as "One of, if not the most, widely read journalists under age 35" and "an excellent stylist and a first-rate mind," Robbins has written for several publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, Forbes, and The Atlantic. She regularly appears on national television on shows such as 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Oprah, The View, CNN News and The Colbert Report and has appeared as an on-air expert on hundreds of other shows on dozens of networks.

A frequent judge of the National MS Society's Books for a Better Life Awards, Robbins is also an in-demand public speaker, particularly in healthcare, education, and young adult communities. Robbins is a past winner of the Heartsongs Award for "Contributions to the mental health of children and young adults." She is also the recipient of the 2014 Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism, the 2014 June Roth Award for Medical Journalism, the 2014 Robert D.G. Lewis Watchdog Award (the Society of Professional Journalists Washington, D.C. Chapter's highest journalistic award) and a finalist for the 2014 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

An ardent public speaker, Robbins is available to speak about subjects relating to any of her books. To schedule a talk, contact her here.

In her spare time, Robbins plays soccer, watches NFL games, bakes pies, and reminisces about the original Star Wars trilogy.