ABOUT SHAWN OTTO
Shawn Otto is also an award-winning screenwriter and novelist, including writing and co-producing the Academy Award-nominated movie House of Sand and Fog, and the LA Times Book Prize finalist literary crime novel, Sins of Our Fathers.
Otto was awarded the IEEE-USA National Distinguished Public Service Award for his work elevating science in American public dialogue. He is cofounder and producer of the US presidential science debates at ScienceDebate.org and the only person to get Donald Trump to answer science questions during his presidential campaign.
He is the award-winning author of The War on Science, which has been called "a game changer, and probably the most important book you'll read this year." He has advised science debate efforts in many countries and speaks worldwide on the critical role of science and truth in free societies.
He lives in Minnesota with his wife, Rebecca Otto, the former Minnesota State Auditor and candidate for Governor, in a solar and wind-powered green home he designed and the couple built with their own hands.