Pagan Kennedy


b. 1986, HK.

Pagan Kennedy tells stories about iconoclasts, humanitarian inventors, and scientific visionaries. Her eleven books include The First Man-Made Man, a study of the transgender pioneer Michael Dillon.  Kennedy's journalism has appeared in dozens of publications including The New York Times Magazine, where she wrote the "Who Made That?" column.  In the 1980s and '90s, she created a 'zine called Pagan's Head that anticipated today's self-produced samizdat -- and was named the Queen of 'Zines by Wired Magazine. She is now a contributing writer for the New York Times Opinion section; she is also co-producing a serial podcast for the Radiotopia network.  

As a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 2010-11, Kennedy studied microbiology and neuroengineering.  She has won numerous other awards including an NEA fellowship, a Smithsonian fellowship, and two Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowships. 

 Please direct all inquiries related to print media to David McCormick and co.   And questions about speaking events should go to the Leigh Bureau. 

Literary Agent

David McCormick
37 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011


Film Agent


Speaking Agency

The Leigh Bureau
(908) 253-8600

Email Pagan — paganken at gmail