Maryn McKenna Discusses Her Book Big Chicken At 2 Sons Kitchen And Market

Friday, April 13, 2018

Award-winning journalist and author Maryn McKenna is coming to Chattanooga to discuss her recent book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats, as part of the Chatt About Science lecture series. 

Numerous publications, including Smithsonian Magazine, Business Insider, Science News, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution included Big Chicken on their lists of the top science books of 2017. 

Ms. McKenna’s articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, NPR, Newsweek, WIRED, Scientific American, Nature, and The Guardian and whose TED Talk, "What do we do when antibiotics don't work any more?", has been viewed well over 1.5 million times. Her 2010 book Superbug won the 2011 Science in Society Award given by the National Association of Science Writers and the 2013 June Roth Memorial Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. 

Ms. McKenna will speak at 2 Sons Kitchen and Market on Thursday at 7 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, see

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event thanks to local book seller Star Line Books.

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