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Mary Roach

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
7:30pm Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 10/10/2021, 10/12/2021, 10/13/2021
Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

“There is much to enjoy about Mary Roach―her infectious awe for quirky science and its nerdy adherents, her one-liners…She is beloved, and justifiably so.” ― Jon Ronson, New York Times Book Review

Mary Roach is the author of the books Stiff, Spook, Bonk, Gulp, Grunt, and Packing for Mars, all of which bring her distinctly funny voice to popular science subjects. Her new book Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, combines little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, trespassing squirrels, and more of “nature’s lawbreakers,” offering hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat. Roach has written for National Geographic, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine.

Cynthia Gorney is a Bay Area-based author and journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker. She spent 16 years on the faculty of U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and currently serves as an editor and writer for National Geographic Magazine.

You and your guests must be fully vaccinated to attend this event; proof of vaccination is required upon arrival. Full vaccination is defined as completion of the two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered two weeks or more in advance of the event.