Fresh Air interview​​

In July I talked about the book with Dave Davies, a host of Fresh Air, the popular interview program on National Public Radio. He also asked me about my work at The New York Times.

'The Great Quake' reviewed in The Los Angeles Times​​

Writing in the "Jacket Copy" section, Stephen Phillips called The Great Quake "an outstanding work of nonfiction." He added: "...there’s a fever-dream quality to his account of those five minutes that made the earth 'ring like a bell' that captures the hallucinogenic oddness of a world off-kilter, out-of-joint, suddenly uncooperative." Read the full review here.

'Entertaining and enlightening': The San Francisco Chronicle weighs in​​

"In contrast to the painstaking process by which science arrives at its certainties," Mary Ellen Hannibal writes, "an earthquake takes just a few minutes to reorder reality. Fountain sets the scene for an abrupt wake-up call, and his description of how it unfolds is gripping." Read the full review here.

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Interview on KERA-Dallas​​

I talked about "The Great Quake" with Krys Boyd, host of "Think" on KERA, the NPR affiliate in Dallas. 

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Interview on The Jefferson Exchange

I was interviewed on The Jefferson Exchange, a program on a number of NPR affiliates in the Pacific Northwest. The host, Milt Radford, experienced the earthquake in Anchorage when he was 7 years old.



Upcoming: Talk at the University of New Mexico

I'll be giving a talk about my book and the impact of the 1964 earthquake on science. The talk is sponsored by the university's Center for the Southwest. Free and open to the public; reception and book signing to follow.


Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Hibben Auditorium
Interview on the BBC

I talked with Jane O'Brien, a BBC anchor in Washington, about the book.

Interview on WNYC's "Leonard Lopate Show"

I talked with the longtime New York City public radio host Leonard Lopate about "The Great Quake."


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