Ann Druyan

Ann Druyan ( born June 13, 1949 in New York) is an American writer and film producer. Notoriety she gained through her ​​efforts to make science accessible to a wide audience, especially as a co-author of the series, our cosmos, which they co-authored with Steven Soter and her husband Carl Sagan.


Many of her works she co-authored with Carl Sagan. Druyan shows in her lyrics that even without the idea of ​​a God concepts like awe and wonder have their place. She is a committed atheist and advocates to combat the effects of climate change. She is a member of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. In 1977 she was in the organization of sounds that should come on the Voyager Golden Record involved.

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

In 2004, she was honored for her work with the Richard Dawkins Award.

Druyan was married from 1981 until his death in 1996 the astronomer and author Carl Sagan. The marriage produced a daughter ( born in 1982 ) and one son (* 1991) shows.

Works (selection)

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