Last night she was announced winner of the Los Angeles Times book prize in science and technology for her book Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, which I haven’t read but which I’m certain is very deserving of the distinction. Afterwards, Sean Carroll and I cried into our beers….er, no, just kidding, I was glad just to be recognized, and it was a great event here in Los Angeles. It was fun to hang out afterwards and talk to the city’s literary bigwigs. I’ll be appearing on a panel tomorrow at the LA Times book festival along with Arianna Huffington, Jules Witcover, and Catherine Seipp. Then it’s on to San Diego for more speaking….