We need great leaps of imagination to survive.
Evan I. Schwartz tells stories about the human imagination. His work has appeared in WIRED, Discover, MIT Technology Review and has been selected for The Best American Science & Nature Writing. He lives in Santa Monica by the ocean; his drives up and down the California coast inspired SAVED BY THE SEA, his debut feature screenplay, about an aquatic climate solution.
His book Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story (Houghton Mifflin, 2009) is a biographical narrative about the origins of a cultural icon.
He is also the author of The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television (HarperCollins, 2002), named by Amazon Books as one of “100 Biographies & Memoirs to Read in a Lifetime.”
Since 2020, Evan has served as storyteller and team member for Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now by John Doerr (Penguin/Portfolio, 2021). He produced and wrote the documentary Saved by the Sun which gauges the future of solar power and premiered on PBS/NOVA on Earth Day 2007.
His docs have also appeared on Netflix & Showtime. His screenplays won a Sloan/Tribeca Film Grant and a Hamptons Film Festival Fellowship. His limited series pilot OTOPIA has placed in Final Draft's Big Break and the Unique Voices competition.
Union College
Birth Date
April 5, 1964
Birth City
Brooklyn, NY
Current City
Santa Monica
Long Island, Boston
“The key to the future of the world, is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known.”
- Pete Seeger
We need great leaps of imagination to survive.
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