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Quick Hit: Lauren Redniss at 192 Books tonight

Lauren Redniss
(It Books 2010)
Wednesday, March 30, 7PM

192 Books
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

In 1891, 24 year old Marie, née Marya Sklodowska, moved from Warsaw to Paris, where she found work in the laboratory of Pierre Curie, a scientist engaged in research on heat and magnetism. They fell in love. They took their honeymoon on bicycles. They expanded the periodic table, discovering two new elements with startling properties, radium and polonium. They recognized radioactivity as an atomic property, heralding the dawn of a new scientific era. They won the Nobel Prize. Newspapers mythologized the couple’s romance, beginning articles on the Curies with “Once upon a time . . . ” Then, in 1906, Pierre was killed in a freak accident. Marie continued their work alone. She won a second Nobel Prize in 1911, and fell in love again, this time with the married physicist Paul Langevin. Scandal ensued. Duels were fought.

In the century since the Curies began their work, we’ve struggled with nuclear weapons proliferation, debated the role of radiation in medical treatment, and pondered nuclear energy as a solution to climate change. In Radioactive, Lauren Redniss links these contentious questions to a love story in 19th Century Paris.

Seating is limited, please call 212.255.4022 to make reservations.
Books purchased at the reading will be signed by the author!

Ben Katchor Upcoming Events


Here’s a listing of upcoming events with Illustration Full-time Faculty member Ben Katchor:

The Deep Tub and Other Stories: Readings with Projections
Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 2pm

South Orange Public Library
65 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ
Phone: 973- 762- 0230

NYU Creative Writing Program: Reading with projections and a conversation with Lawrence Weschler
Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 7pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011
For more information 212-998-8816

Exhibition: The Chronicle of Daily Life plus Readings and Lecture
Sat. April 12th –  20th, 2008
Fumetto, International comix-festival
Luzern, Switzerland

International Literature Festival: The Word as a Way Out
Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 4pm
Panel discussion with Junot Diaz, Julie Phillips and Ben Katchor
Openbare Bibliotheek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Reading with projections
Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 8pm

The John Adams Institute
Jewish Historical Museum – Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ben Katchor in Conversation with Josh Kornbluth
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 8pm

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St., San Francisco, CA
tel. 415.292.1200

The Rosenbach Company: a pop opera
Text & Drawings by Ben Katchor, Music by Mark Mulcahy
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 8pm

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St., San Francisco, CA
tel. 415.292.1200`