Knopf hardcover, 2012
On an Irish Island has won the 2012 Michael J. Durkan Prize for Books on Language and Culture, awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies*
I've received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in support of my current book project, a biography of Jane Jacobs.
A paperback edition of On an Irish Island has recently been published by Vintage.
The Man Who Knew Infinity is now available in an e-book edition from Simon & Schuster Digital.
On an Irish Island was named a "2012 Nonfiction Must-Read," on Riffle's World-Lit list.
High Season in Nice is now available as an e-book -- but only in the U.K. -- from Hachette Digital..
The Man Who Knew Infinity is now being translated into Hindi and nine of India's regional languages.
An excerpt from The Man Who Knew Infinity appears in Benjamin Wardhaugh's A Wealth of Numbers: An Anthology of 500 Years of Popular Mathematics Writing recently published by Princeton University Press.
In late December 2011 and early 2012, I gave a series of public lectures in India as part of the year-long 125th-birthday celebration of Ramanujan, subject of The Man Who Knew Infinity. These took place in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and New Delhi.
In Chennai, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, in the presence of the prime minister of India, honored me with a scroll acknowledging the impact of the book.
In Bangalore, I gave a two-day workshop on science writing.
Faux Real will be published in a Chinese edition by ZheJiang University Press, Beijing, in 2013.
A film based on The Man Who Knew Infinity is in the works. The screenwriter and director is Matt Brown. Jim Young, the film's producer, received a Sloan Producers Grant, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which seeks to develop new films about science and technology and see them into commercial production.
University of Pennsylvania Press paperback, 2010
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