Thursday, March 4, 2010

E. O. Wilson

I'm not sure where I first read about E. O. Wilson, but I'm sure it was his connection to Mobile, Al. which made me take a second look. The second look lead me to the New Yorker Magazine online and a piece of fiction written by Mr. Wilson. The piece in the New Yorker is part of his first novel "Anthill". It is a very clever piece of fiction.

Mr. Wilson is a biologist specializing in the study of ants. He has won a Pulitzer prize, twice. He was born in 1929 in Birmingham, Al. and grew up in Mobile. His first novel is about to be released. The novel is described as "a large framing story, which involves humans and then a novella within the novel, which is told entirely from the point of view of ants".

Click on link below to read the piece in the New Yorker and like me, I bet you will want to read the rest of the book when released.