The Intersection

Congrats to Diana Preston

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….


  1. #1 jackd
    May 1, 2006

    Isn’t the LA Times festival the event that gave us the great O’Reilly/Franken face-off a couple of years back? (Nah, CBS News says it was Book Expo America.) If your panel’s going to be covered on BookTV, post the broadcast dates/times!

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