Friday, May 18, 2007
Janna Levin is a physicist who spends her days chasing down the mysteries of the universe, like chaos theory and black holes. Her book A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines combines the tricky worlds of mathematical theory and historical fiction. And it just won her the PEN/Robert Bingham fellowship for best debut novel of 2006. Kurt asks Janna about what novels can do that science can't.