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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

Winner of the National Academies Science Book Award

Winner of the SEJ Rachel Carson Environment Book Award 

 

“A new classic of science reporting” — The New York Times

 

The story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, deep historical research and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

MORE CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR TOMS RIVER: A STORY OF SCIENCE AND SALVATION

Read an excerpt on Longreads.

Watch and listen to Dan’s recent talks and media appearances, and see a schedule of upcoming appearances.

Read two New York Times columns by Dan about the lessons of Toms River: “Switzerland’s Toxic Prosperity” and  “A Cancer Cycle, From Here to China“.

NEWS AND RECENT ARTICLES

March 15, 2015: Book TV

Fielding viewer questions on C-SPAN Book TV from the Tucson Festival of Books, Dan talks about the connections between Toms River and current environmental issues, including nuclear power, fair trade and the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

January 27, 2015: Charleston Gazette

Coverage of Dan’s talk in Charleston, West Virginia.

January/February 2015: Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

An interview with Dan in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine about Toms River, teaching and the new landscape of journalism.

Dec. 1, 2014: BookTV

Dan talks with C-SPAN’s BookTV about epidemiology, the Pulitzer Prize and the lessons of Toms River.

Oct. 30, 2014: Island Press

Island Press has announced it will publish the paperback edition of Toms River, including a new afterword from the author. The publication date is April 7, 2015.