Sam Kean is the New
York Times bestselling author of The Tale of the Dueling
Neurosurgeons, The Disappearing Spoon and The
Violinist's Thumb, all of which were also named Amazon top science books
of the year. The Disappearing Spoon was a runner-up for the
Royal Society of London's book of the year for 2010, and The
Violinist's Thumb and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons were
nominated for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award in 2013 and
2015, as well as the AAAS/Subaru SB&F prize.
His work has appeared in The Best American Nature and Science Writing, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Psychology Today, Slate, Mental Floss and other publications, and he has been featured on NPR's "Radiolab," "All Things Considered" and "Fresh Air."