Sunday, October 3, 2010 | Categories: Episodes |
Eleanor Wachtel speaks with Paolo Giordano about his record-breaking novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers. Paolo Giordano was just 25 years old when the book won Italy's top literary award, the Strega Prize. He was the youngest winner ever. The novel went on to sell a million copies in Italy alone. At that time, two years ago, Giordano was a graduate student in physics. Giordano has now quit physics to devote himself to his writing.
The Solitude of Prime Numbers is translated into English by Shaun Whiteside and published by Penguin Books.