Alan Lightman

Alan Lightman is the author of five previous novels, including the National Book Award finalist "The Diagnosis," a book-length narrative poem, two collections of essays, and several books on science. His work has appeared in "The Atlantic, Granta, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, "and "Nature, " among other publications. 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...See more