Author and physicist Lightman to read new book at Burke’s
Burke’s Book Store will welcome back Memphis native Alan Lightman on Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. to read from and sign copies of his new book, “The Accidental Universe: The World we Thought we Knew” (Pantheon, $24 hardback). Reading will begin at 6 pm.
Lightman is the author of six novels, two collections of essays, and several books on science. A theoretical physicist as well as a novelist, he has served on the faculties of Harvard and MIT and was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment at MIT in science and in the humanities.
“A Walden for our digital, cosmological, and quantum age from a modern-day Thoreau,” said Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of “Wherever You Go, There You Are,” about Lightman’s work.
Lightman is also the author of “Einstein’s Dreams” and “Reunion.” He currently lives in the Boston area.