About TED Books

Long enough to explore a powerful idea, but short enough to read in a single sitting, TED Books pick up where TED talks leave off. An 18-minute speech can plant a seed or spark the imagination; but many talks create a need to go deeper, to learn more, to tell a longer story. TED Books fills this need.

In September 2014, we'll publish the first TED Books in print. The wide-ranging series will cover everything from architecture to business, space travel to love. The first book in the series, The Terrorist's Son by Zak Ebrahim, will be available September 9, 2014. It tells the astonishing first-person account of an American boy raised on hatred and dogma – a son presumed to follow in his father's footsteps – and the man who chose a different path. The idea that reverberates throughout the prose: Everyone has a choice. Even if you're raised on hatred, you can choose tolerance.

Other upcoming TED Books include:

  • Travel writer Pico Iyer (Video Night in Kathmandu) on the art of stillness in our madly accelerating world
  • Pulitzer Prize winner Siddhartha Mukherjee (The Emperor of All Maladies) on new ways of looking at cancer
  • Architizer.com co-founder Marc Kushner on the future of architecture (in 100 buildings)
  • Business visionary Margaret Heffernan on the small choices that create huge organizational change
  • Legendary book designer Chip Kidd on the importance of first impressions in design and life
  • Swarthmore Professor Barry Schwartz (The Paradox of Choice) on why we work. (Hint: It's not just for the salary.)