A collaboration between the National Book Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Science + Literature highlights three books a year that deepen readers’ understanding of science and technology.
The author of Eleutheria considers the literary value of the human instinct to look for faces everywhere.
“I always write better from a place of joy than I do from a place of discipline.” —Emily Temple, author of The Lightness
“Just opening the document each day keeps it on track.” —Rebecca Dinerstein Knight, author of Hex
“For a while, I was most productive at night, then mornings. Now it’s just whenever there’s a moment.” —Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life
The Deaf Poets Society launches crowd-funding campaign; teen science and tech program incorporates science fiction into workshops; Margaret Atwood discusses her forthcoming graphic novel; and other news.
Fact-checking nonfiction books; a cognitive psychologist’s answer to the listening vs. reading debate; Wallace Stevens and Trump supporters; and other news.
How do we record traumatic events when our survival often depends on us not thinking at all? Fiction writer and essayist J. T. Bushnell explores this question through the lens of a house fire, combining ideas of memory, storytelling, and neuroscience to investigate the intersections of truth, trauma, and narrative.
In their analysis of three classic texts, two UC Berkeley Neuroscience PhD candidates created an interactive visualization of the emotional relationships between each book’s cast of characters.
Audrey Niffenegger slams Amazon; Louise Erdrich wins Dayton distinguished achievement award; the science of typos; and other news.