Knopf hardcover, 2012
A film based on The Man Who Knew Infinity is in the works. Dev Patel is to play Ramanujan, Jeremy Irons to play G. H. Hardy. The screenwriter and director is Matt Brown. Producers are Edward R. Pressman, Prashita Chaudhary of Cinemorphic Entertainment, Jim Young of Animus Films, and Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film. Shooting in the U.K. and India is slated for 2014.*
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
The Man Who Knew Infinity has been published in Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam, languages spoken widely in South India. This follows a Bengali translation published in July 2013.
I'm the recipient of a grant from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in support of my current book project, a biography of Jane Jacobs.
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..
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.
University of Pennsylvania Press paperback, 2010
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