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Joseph Mazur, Larry Olmsted, Angela Palm (2016)

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Join nonfiction authors Joseph Mazur, Larry Olmsted and Angela Palm as they tak about the relationship between their lives and their writing.

Joseph Mazur is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Marlboro College, in Marlboro, Vermont. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from M.I.T., is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Bogliasco, and Rockefeller Foundations, among others. In 2009 he was elected Fellow of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Mathematics, What’s Luck Got to Do with It? The History, Mathematics, and Psychology behind the Gambler’s Illusion; Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers; and, his most recent book, Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages.

Larry Olmsted writes the “Great American Bites” column for USA Today, and his column on travel and food, “The Great Life,” appears on A contributing editor to Cigar Aficionado and, Olmsted was named one of the 10 Most Extreme U.S. Journalists by the Society of Professional Journalists, and his column was named one of the World’s Top 100 Travel Sites. A longtime member of the Society of American Travel Writers and Golf Writers Association of America, he has written extensively on food, wine, and spirits. He frequently participates as an expert food panelist and regularly appears on national and locally syndicated radio shows, including NPR’s All Things Considered, as a food expert. Olmsted, who has visited more than forty countries around the globe, is the author of two books on golf and, most recently, Real Food/Fake Food on why real food matters. He and his wife live in Vermont.

Angela Palm owns Ink + Lead Literary Services and is the editor of an anthology of Vermont writers, Please Do Not Remove. Her work has appeared in Paper Darts, Midwestern Gothic, Tampa Review, and elsewhere. Her forthcoming memoir, Riverine; A Memoir from Anywhere but Here is on the Indie Next list and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. She was the recipient of the Greywolf Fiction Prize in 2014. Angela lives in Burlington, Vermont.

Recorded by Kip Tewksbury at 118 Elliot Street in Brattleboro, VT on October 16, 2016. 

Production Date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 14:00

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