November 30th, 2014
Episode 83 of 202 episodes
Iran, France, China and the edges of Greenland: it's a wide ranging bookshelf on today's Books Plus. Irish writer Cormac James, has written a harrowing, beautiful novel trapped in the ice of the Arctic Circle - The Surfacing. We travel to China and learn about the country's contemporary culture and politics with Nicholas Jose's collection of short stories Bapo. A voyage of a very peculiar nature is told in The Last Illusion by Iranian American writer Porochista Khakpour. And we meet the translator of the most recent Nobel Laureate for Literature, Patrick Modiano.
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.