Sam Kean

Sam Kean is the author of the New York Times and IndieBound bestsellers The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb. Both books were also named Entertainment Weekly books of the year and Amazon top-five science books of the year. The Disappearing Spoon was a runner-up for the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, and The Violinist's Thumb was nominated for the 2013 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Psychology Today, New Scientist, Slate, Mental Floss, and other publications and websites, and he has been featured on NPR's Radiolab, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air.

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Sam Kean is the author of the New York Times and IndieBound bestsellers The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb. Both books were also named Entertainment Weekly books of the year and Amazon top-five science books of the year. The Disappearing Spoon was a runner-up for the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, and The Violinist's Thumb was nominated for the 2013 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Psychology Today, New Scientist, Slate, Mental Floss, and other publications and websites, and he has been featured on NPR's Radiolab, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air.