Don’t forget the big event of the Spring! The LA Times Book Festival is the weekend of the 21st and 22nd April, and we’ll be hosting it on the USC campus. The website is here for more information, and start booking your tickets (free) for the various panels you plan to visit.
I’m also looking forward to the Book Awards on the night of the 20th. It’s always fun and interesting, with a great reception at the end (see links at end for previous posts). I’ve no idea if I’ll get tickets to all that this year (but I hope so, since three friends of mine are presenting [update: see here to purchase some]), but in any case it’ll be interesting to learn the results of the awards in the various categories again this year.
The list of nominees is here. Here’s the list from the Science and Technology section, for example:
Science & Technology
- A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher, Joel Achenbach (Simon & Schuster)
- The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood, James Gleick (Pantheon)
- Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, Mara Hvistendahl (PublicAffairs)
- Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, Sylvia Nasar (Simon & Schuster)
- Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution, Holly Tucker (W.W. Norton & Company)
From this list and others, it looks like I’ve got some reading to do! (I’m actually a little sad that Frank Close’s recent book (I spoke about it here) did not make the Science list.)
Some Related Asymptotia Posts (not exhaustive):