James Surowiecki, who has written The Financial Page for The New Yorker magazine for the past 17 years, is leaving the magazine.
“I’m going to be working on a book (or books), and looking for other interesting projects,” said Surowiecki on Twitter.
Surowiecki came to The New Yorker from Slate, where he wrote the Moneybox column. He has also been a contributing editor at Fortune and a staff writer at Talk. Previously, he was the business columnist for New York.
He has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Wired, the Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and Lingua Franca, and has written on subjects ranging from Silicon Valley to college basketball.
His book, “The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations,” was published in 2004.
His anthology “Best Business Crime Writing of the Year” hit the shelves in 2002, in time to capitalize on the Enron scandal of the early 2000s