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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.
3/24/13-3/27/13 Sun Valley Resort, ID
Maria will be talking about mindfulness, creativity, and Mastermind at the Dent conference, in Sun Valley.
3/21/13- Tenafly, NJ
MASTERMIND reading. Maria will be discussing Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, as part of the JCC University series. Please check back for details.
Reddit IAmA. Maria will be answering questions about her new book, Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes, live on Reddit, at 1pm. Link will be posted an hour before the event begins.
2/8/13- Cambridge, MA
MASTERMIND Reading. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. NEW DATE: 3/28/13. Maria will be reading from her new book, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, at the Harvard Book Store, Friday, February 8, at 7:00pm.
2/2/13- Raleigh, NC
How do you actually get a book written? Maria joins fellow writer Katherine Sharpe to discuss the actual process of book writing, at the ScienceOnline2013 conference. The panel takes place at 12:00pm; details available here.
1/19/13-1/26/13- UK tour
MASTERMIND UK Book Tour. Maria will be on tour in the UK for her new book, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, for the week of 19 January. Please check back for locations and times as events are finalized. A few of the events are already fully booked, but do have waiting lists if you’d like to attend.
Monday, 21 January, 7pm: Bristol Festival of Ideas
Tuesday, 22 January, 7pm: The School of Life (fully booked)
Wednesday, 23 January, 6:30pm: Portsmouth Book Festival
Thursday, 24 January, 1pm: The Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) (fully booked)
1/12/13- New York
MASTERMIND Talk/audience Q&A/book signing over lunch. Maria will be talking about her new book, “Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes,” at the 92YTribeca, Wednesday, January 16, 12-1pm. Purchase tickets here.
1/7/13- New York
MASTERMIND Reading. Maria will be reading from her new book, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes at BookCourt, Monday, January 7, at 7:00pm.
10/27/12- Raleigh, NC
Follow 1500 people on Twitter? Learn to manage the information deluge. Maria joins Lisa Gross, Marie-Claire Shanahan, and Rachel Ewing in a panel discussion moderated by Emily Willingham, on managing social media. The panel is part of the NASW ScienceWriters2012 conference. It takes place at 9:15am, exact location TBD.
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
Maria talks to Lifehacker about Sherlock Holmes’s deductive powers
As part of Spy Week, Maria spoke with Lifehacker’s Thorin Klosowski about Holmes, observation, and deduction. read the interview here
Maria discusses misquotations on KPCC/NPR
The prevalence of misquoting: what we think they said isn’t what they really said. listen to the radio segment here
Maria talks about Sherlock Holmes on the Critical Wit podcast
Maria discusses what Sherlock Holmes can teach us about thinking on the Critical Wit podcast. listen to or download podcast