Ann Druyan

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Ann Druyan (2008)

Ann Druyan (born June 13, 1949 in New York ) is an American writer and film producer . She gained notoriety through her endeavors to make science accessible to a wide audience, in particular as a co-author of the series Our Kosmos , which she wrote together with Steven Soter and her husband Carl Sagan .


She wrote many of her works together with Carl Sagan. Druyan shows in her texts that concepts such as awe and miracles are justified even without the idea of ​​a god . She is a committed atheist and advocates combating the consequences of climate change . She is a member of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry . In 1977 she was involved in organizing the sounds that were to be put on the Voyager Golden Record .

She was one of the writers of the television series Cosmos and the film Contact .

In 2004 she received the Richard Dawkins Award for her work .

Druyan was married to the astronomer and writer Carl Sagan from 1981 until his death in 1996. The marriage resulted in a daughter (* 1982) and a son (* 1991).

Works (selection)

  • Comet
  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
  • The Demon-Haunted World
  • A Famous Broken Heart

Web links

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