Tucson Festival of Books

Kenneth Miller



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Kenneth Miller is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Time, Life, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Discover, Aeon and many other publications. His book, "Mapping the Darkness: The Visionary Scientists Who Unlocked the Mysteries of Sleep," was published in October 2023 by Hachette.

Miller has reported from four continents on topics including science, medicine, culture, criminal justice, religion and the environment. Currently a contributing editor for Discover, he has served as West Coast editor of Reader’s Digest, a senior editor at People and a staff writer at Life. He was also a senior writer for "Our Times: The Illustrated History of the 20th Century" (Turner Books, 1995).

His honors include the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, the American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Article Award for science writing and the ASJA’s June Roth Award for medical writing.

Miller has a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. He plays harmonica and keyboards, and he lives with his wife and two kids in Los Angeles.

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Awards: John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism; American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Article Award for science writing; ASJA’s June Roth Award for medical writing


Scheduled events:
Workshop: Effective Approaches for a Nonfiction Book Proposal
Award-winning journalist Kenneth Miller guides participants on the book proposal journey, from identifying and researching a promising topic, selecting your target audience and structuring your proposal, to selling yourself as the right person to write it and finding an agent. Participants will practice writing elevator pitches and short lists of comps.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Kenneth Miller
Sharing Science Knowledge in Today's World
These dynamic authors discuss the art and science of sharing information in today's world.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Science City (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Rebecca Boyle, Sarah Hart, Kenneth Miller
Moderator: Laura Markowitz
Mapping Our Sleep
Award-winning author Kenneth Miller sits down with sleep researcher Michael Grandner to discuss the history of sleep research and to take a deep dive into where we are today in our understanding of sleep.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Science City (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Kenneth Miller
Moderator: Michael Grandner

Book:
Mapping the Darkness
The Visionary Scientists Who Unlocked the Mysteries of Sleep
Science / Medicine / Technology
Hachette Books
October 2023
ISBN 9780306924958
432 pages
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