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Catch Sam Kean, Author of “Violinist’s Thumb,” at Politics and Prose Tonight

Kean, who wrote “Nature’s Bar Code” from our August issue, is featured in the “Washington Post’s” style section today.

Sam Kean. Photograph by Paula Wasley.

Did you catch the profile of
Sam Kean in today’s
Washington Post style

Kean, 33, is the author of
The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by
Our Genetic Code
, released July 17. He also contributed to
The Washingtonian’s August issue “Nature’s Bar

about the lab at the Smithsonian using DNA barcoding to
identify birds after collisions
with airplanes, among other things.

To read an excerpt from
The Violinist’s Thumb, visit Kean’s website. To hear the author read from the book in person, head to Politics
& Prose
tonight at 7. The event is free.