Award-winning author Jane Brox will talk about her latest book, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light, at the Murray Function Room at 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 28. In Brilliant, Brox traces the fascinating history of human light from the stone lamps of the Pleistocene to LEDs —and reveals that the story of light is also the story of our evolving selves. Her appearance is sponsored by the Lowell Humanities Series.
Brox also is the author of Clearing Land: Legacies of the American Farm, Five Thousand Days Like This One: An American Family History, a 1999 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction, and Here and Nowhere Else, which won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. She has received the New England Book Award for nonfiction, and her essays have appeared in anthologies including Best American Essays, The Norton Book of Nature Writing, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.