Steven Levingston

Editor, Book WorldWashington, D.C.


Hannah Fry looks to mathematical formulas, proofs and equations to solve questions of romance.

  • Feb 6, 2015

In a new book, the origin of life on our planet is revealed through fossils.

  • Oct 13, 2014

Zak Ebrahim describes how he has taken a different, nonviolent path from his infamous terrorist father.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Language used to describe dishes reveals why you’re paying more, or less, for your meal.

  • Aug 27, 2014

We asked writers participating in this year’s National Book Festival what they would ask.

  • Aug 22, 2014

Seth Casteel photographs floppy, goofy puppies splashing around at play underwater.

  • Aug 18, 2014

Pulitzer-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar explores the Muslim experience in post-9/11 America.

  • Jul 19, 2014

A lavish photobook about the British Ambassador’s residence in DC, by Anthony Seldon and Daniel Collings.

  • Jul 18, 2014

Penguin Press stands by “The Mockingbird Next Door.”

  • Jul 15, 2014

Goodall says busy work schedule was partly to blame for the unattributed material in first edition.

  • Apr 2, 2014
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Steven Levingston is the nonfiction editor of The Washington Post. He is author of “Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris” (Doubleday, 2014) and “The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK” (Washington Post eBook, 2013).

He has worked for the Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, the Associated Press and the China Daily, with stints in Beijing, Hong Kong and Paris. He grew up in California and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University.
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