Sponsored by the Sweetland Center for Writing; LS&A; the Department of Chemistry; the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute; the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; the Rackham Graduate School; the University of Michigan Energy Institute; the Institute for the Humanities; and MSNRE.
Please join us to hear Thomas talk about "Writing Compelling Non-Fiction" and answer your questions about his writing strategies, challenges, and triumphs.
Thomas Hager is a science writer who also teaches at the University of Oregon. His most recent book is The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery that Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler. He describes himself this way:
"I'm interested in tracking the ways science and technology change our lives. When I find something interesting, I write about it, mostly books. Right now I'm fascinated by food issues, world hunger and how we're going to grow enough to feed the added 2 billion or so people who will soon be joining us at the global dinner table."