At Home with Literati: Susanne Wedlich & Jessica Leigh Hester

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 4:00pm

We're pleased to welcome Susanne Wedlich to our At Home with Literati Series in support of Slime. She will be joined in conversation by Jessica Leigh Hester.

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About the book:

A groundbreaking, witty, and eloquent exploration of slime that will leave you appreciating the nebulous and neglected sticky stuff that covers our world, inside and out.

Slime. The very word seems to ooze oily menace, conjuring up a variety of unpleasant associations: mucous, toxins, reptiles, pollutants, and other unsavory viscous semi-liquid substances. Yet without slime, the natural world would be completely unrecognizable; in fact, life itself as we know it would be impossible

In this deft and fascinating book, journalist Susanne Wedlich takes us on a tour of all things slimy, from the most unctuous of science fiction monsters to the biochemical compounds that are the very building blocks of life. Along the way she shows us what slime really means, and why lime is not something to fear, but rather something to … embrace.

Susanne Wedlich studied biology and political science in Munich and has worked as a writer in Boston and Singapore. She is currently a freelance science journalist for Der Spiegel, National Geographic and Spektrum der Wissenschaft. She lives in Munich.

Jessica Leigh Hester is a science journalist. She has worked as a senior editor and staff writer at Atlas Obscura and an editor at CityLab, where she covered the environment and urban infrastructure. Her work has also appeared in the The Atlantic, New Yorker, New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City and Baltimore, where she is also a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University and always trawling for stories about ecology and trash.
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Slime: A Natural History By Susanne Wedlich, Ayca Turkoglu (Translated by) Cover Image
By Susanne Wedlich, Ayca Turkoglu (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781685890209
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House - February 28th, 2023

Sewer (Object Lessons) By Jessica Leigh Hester, Ian Bogost (Editor), Christopher Schaberg (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501379505
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - November 3rd, 2022