Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he's a writer in Washington, D.C. His new book is The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons. His first two 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 The Violinist's Thumb was a finalist for PEN's literary science writing award. His work has also been featured on "Radiolab" and NPR's "All Things Considered," among other shows.
Kean will appear at Tuttle Dining Room, Mc Bryde Hall, Winthrop University, at 6:00 p.m. on October 5, 2015. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, please contact Ronnie Faulkner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-323-2262.