author Jared Diamond

Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond at Oak Park's Unity Temple on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7:00 pm. Unity Temple doors open at 6:00 pm. A reception and book signing will follow at the Main Library.

Tickets available at the door (cash or check only). Tickets are $21.50 and include $10 off the purchase of Diamond's new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies.

Listen to Diamond's "Talk of the Nation" interview on National Public Radio.

The evening is presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds for the 5-Star Oak Park Public Library.

About Jared Diamond

Diamond is the author of four best-selling books, translated into 38 languages, about human societies and human evolution: Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, Why Is Sex Fun?, and The Third Chimpanzee. As a professor of geography at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), he has also conducted research and taught in three other fields: the biology of New Guinea birds, digestive physiology, and conservation biology.

His prizes and honors include the U.S. National Medal of Science, the Pulitzer-prize for nonfiction, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Science, and election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Diamond is a director of World Wildlife Fund/U.S. and of Conservation International.  As a biological explorer, his most widely publicized finding was his rediscovery, at the top of New Guinea’s remote Foja Mountains, of the long-lost Golden-fronted Bowerbird, previously known only from four specimens found in a Paris feather shop in 1895.