Journalist Adam Higginbotham will discuss his bestselling book, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster. This meticulously-researched book delves into the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster revealing how propaganda, secrecy and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters. The New York Times called the book “superb, enthralling and necessarily terrifying” and Booklist called it a “top-notch historical narrative: a tense, fast-paced, engrossing, and revelatory product of more than a decade of research…This is an essential human tale with global consequences.” The book was named a New York Times, Time and Kirkus Best Book of the Year for 2019, and was a 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Finalist.
Higginbotham writes for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ and Smithsonian. He lives in New York City.
Copies of Midnight in Chernobyl will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at hudsonlibrary.org or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.