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ROBERT KANIGEL is the author of nine books, most recently Hearing Homer’s Song: The Brief Life and Big Idea of Milman Parry. He has received many awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, the Grady-Stack Award for science writing, and an NEH “Public Scholar” grant. His book The Man Who Knew Infinity was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; it has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and was the basis for the film of the same name starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel. Kanigel and his wife, the poet S. B. Merrow, live in Baltimore.
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