The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer

By David Leavitt

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393329094, 319pp.

Publication Date: November 2006

With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity his eccentricities, his brilliance, his fatal candor and elegantly explains his work and its implications.

About the Author
David Leavitt's first collection of stories, Family Dancing, was published when he was just twenty-three and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Prize. The Lost Language of Cranes was made into a BBC film, and While England Sleeps was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. With Mark Mitchell, he coedited The Penguin Book of Short Stories, Pages Passed from Hand to Hand, and cowrote Italian Pleasures. Leavitt is a recipient of fellowships from both the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He divides his time between Italy and Florida.