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The Great Quake: A Conversation with Author Henry Fountain


Mar 29, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.


Kraft Center, Rennert Hall, 606 W. 115th St., New York, NY

Henry Fountain, a former engineering reporter for The New York Times and currently an environmental reporter for the newspaper, will talk about his true science thriller. The book, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history—the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega—and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place.

This event is sponsored by the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program and Professor Claudia Dreifus’ course, Writing About Global Science for the International Media.

Please RSVP by emailing Claudia Dreifus at cd2106@columbia.edu.


Henry Fountain, Author and New York Times Reporter