Gary Rivlin writes about Silicon Valley for The New York Times and is based in San Francisco. His work has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Newsweek, Fortune, The New Republic, Parade and GQ. Rivlin has also authored four books: "The Godfather of Silicon Valley" (Random House, 2001); "The Plot to Get Bill Gates" (Times Books, 1999); "Drive-By" (Henry Holt, 1995), which was one of The New York Times's Notable Books of the Year in 1995, a San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Association non-fiction book of the year finalist in 1995 and a non-fiction finalist for Pen-WEST's Best of West in 1995. He also wrote "Fire on the Prairie" (Henry Holt, 1992), which was named non-fiction book of the year by the Chicago Sun-Times in 1992 and received the Carl Sandburg Award for non-fiction in 1992.
Rivlin also received the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the magazine category in 2001.