Author Fagin on His Pulitzer Prize-Winning ‘Toms River’ and Science Narrative

Segment from the 2015 WSF program Science & Story: Nature’s Dramas | 16:37 | Featuring author and associate professor of science journalism Dan Fagin with journalist John Hockenberry moderating


Author Dan Fagin, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning book Toms River (Bantam, Mar. 2013) investigates the possible connection between toxic waste and cancer clusters in Toms River, New Jersey, ultimately sees the book as a “hopeful story” because it shows how “science can illuminate the truth, or at least help us inch closer to the truth in a way to help improve people’s lives.” Watch Fagin discuss his book, science journalism, and more.

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