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Sam Kean to Speak at U of M Rackham Amphitheatre

Posted by Paul Dobrowolski on September 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM

 

Best Selling Author Sam Kean is back to discuss three of this books, The Dueling Neurosurgeons, The Violinist's Thumb and The Disappearing Spoon. Please join the community in supporting Sam Kean! All high school students and teachers are especially welcome for an afternoon of writing and science.

“Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he’s a writer in Washington, D.C. His stories have appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other places, and his work has been featured on “Radiolab” and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” among other shows. His books The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist’s Thumb were national bestsellers, and both were named an Amazon “Top 5” science books of the year. The Disappearing Spoon was nominated by the Royal Society for one of the top science books of 2010, while both The Violinist’s Thumb and The Dueling Neurosurgeons were nominated for PEN’s literary science writing award.”

 

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