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3/27/14- Maplewood, NJ
3/15/14- Tucson, Arizona
Maria will be speaking about Mastermind at the Tucson Festival of Books. Event currently scheduled for 11:30am.
3/5/14- Hoboken, NJ
1/14/13- Brooklyn, NY
Join Maria at the Empiricist League at 7:15pm, where she will be talking about the nature of cheating.
1/9/14- Brooklyn, NY
12/14/13- New York, NY
Maria will be participating in a panel discussion of the Playwright Horizons’ The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, along with playwright Madeleine George, NPR Radiolab co-host Robert Krulwich, and IBM Watson Technologies Director Eric W. Brown. The event is free and will begin at 4:45pm, following the show’s matinee performance. You must RSVP here before Wednesday, December 11, in order to attend. A video of the event is available here.
12/2/13- Las Vegas, NV
9/25/13- Louisville, KY
7/10/13- Southampton, NY
A lunchtime conversation about Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes at the Rogers Memorial Library, at 12:00pm.
3/28/13- Cambridge, MA
Maria will be speaking about her new book, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, at the Harvard Book Store, Thursday, March 28, at 7:00pm.
MASTERMIND is nominated for an Agatha Award
Maria is one of the New Yorker’s most-read writers of 2013
MASTERMIND is named a best book of 2013 by Brain Pickings
MASTERMIND was named one of the thirteen best psychology and philosophy books of 2013 by Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings.
MASTERMIND is Goodreads Choice Awards Semi-finalist
MASTERMIND is a semi-finalist for the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards for Non-Fiction. Please take a moment to vote here!
MASTERMIND included on io9′s list of Science Books So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction
MASTERMIND is chosen for io9′s list of 23 science books that are so exciting they read like genre fiction.
MASTERMIND enters second week on New York Times Bestseller List
Last week, MASTERMIND debuted at #31 on the New York Times Bestseller List. This week, it stays put in its #31 slot.
Maria talks about MASTERMIND on NPR’s Dinner Party
Chattering Class: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Maria talks to the hosts of the Dinner Party about a few of Holmes’ signature tricks: mindfulness, an orderly “brain attic,” and a curious disposition. listen to full episode here or download Maria’s segment here
Maria talks about boredom on the Brian Lehrer show
Exciting news about boredom: Maria Konnikova talks about new, surprising findings about boredom. listen to the radio segment here
Maria talks about unfilmable novels on NPR’s Morning Edition
When unfilmable books make memorable movies: Elizabeth Blair interviews David Mitchell, Ang Lee, and Maria Konnikova. listen to the radio segment here
MASTERMIND receives starred review from Publisher’s Weekly
Publisher’s Weekly gives MASTERMIND: HOW TO THINK LIKE SHERLOCK HOLMES a starred review. read full review here