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Fire and Ice: A Conversation with Amy Brady and Jeff Goodell

October 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

A conversation with authors Amy Brady and Jeff Goodell presented by Putnam; Little, Brown, and Co.; and Orion Magazine

The Event

Putnam, Little, Brown, & Co., and Orion Magazine present “Fire and Ice,” a conversation with authors Amy Brady and Jeff Goodell about their recent books.

In Ice: From Mixed Books to Skating Rinks–a Cool History of a Hot Commodity (Putnam 2023), Brady examines the unexpected and unexplored ways that ice has transformed a nation—from the foods Americans eat, to the sports they play, to the way they live today—and what its future might look like on a swiftly warming planet. In The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet, Goodell mixes scientific insight with on-the-ground storytelling to explain how extreme heat will dramatically change the world as we know it.

Together, the authors will discuss their books and the ways in which cultural and scientific understandings of “cold” and “heat” are changing over time–especially in an era of climate crisis.

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The Speakers

Amy Brady is the executive director and publisher of Orion magazine , author of Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks–a Cool History of a Hot Commodity, and coeditor of The World as We Knew It: Dispatches from a Changing Climate. Brady has made appearances on the BBC, NPR, and PBS. She holds a PhD in literature and American studies and has won writing and research awards from the National Science Foundation, the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference, and the Library of Congress.

Jeff Goodell’s latest book is the New York Times bestseller The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet. He is the author of six previous books, including The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, which was a New York Times Critics Top Book of 2017. He has covered climate change for more than two decades at Rolling Stone and discussed climate and energy issues on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow.


October 24, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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