Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

Special Session: Readings by Eminent Science Writers at ScienceWriters2010

Carl Zimmer, a friend and distinguished science writer in Connecticut, put together an all-star science writers' reading on the Friday afternoon preceding ScienceWriters 2010.

Featured readers were:

Richard Conniff: The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth
Richard Conniff writes about wildlife, human nature, and other subjects for magazines including Time, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. His previous books include Spineless Wonders and The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide. He has won a National Magazine Award and his work has been included in three editions of the Best American Science and Nature Writing.

Jennifer Ouellette: The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Jennifer Ouellette is the author of The Physics of the Buffyverse and Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics. She is the author of the popular “Cocktail Party Physics” blog and has served as the director of Science & Entertainment Exchange, an initiative from the National Academics of Sciences aimed at fostering collaboration between scientists and the entertainment industry.

Annie Murphy Paul: Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives
Annie Murphy Paul is the author of The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves. She is a former senior editor at Psychology Today and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Time, O: The Oprah Magazine andSlate. 

Jonathan Weiner: Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality
Jonathan Weiner is the author of five books, including The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism at Columbia University.