Stephen Murdoch has been working as a journalist and writer since the late 1990s. He is the author of IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea (in the UK, IQ: How Psychology Hijacked Intelligence), and is the London Bureau Chief of The Miami Herald International Edition. He is currently working on a young adult novel and is producing a 60-minute television documentary on California’s historic El Camino Real. As a journalist, Murdoch has written on a wide range of subjects‚ from legal policy and psychology, to travel and topical commentary. In 2006, Murdoch was a weekly columnist for the Santa Barbara News-Press. He has also contributed to Newsweek, the radio show Marketplace, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Lawyer, The Boston Globe, and other publications.
In the 1990s, before becoming a writer, Murdoch was a human rights lawyer in Cambodia and practiced civil litigation in Washington, DC. Murdoch currently lives in London with his wife and three daughters.