On August 20, Manege was hosted a lecture by Asya Kazantseva, on the topic “How to write a popular science book”.
If your childhood dream of becoming an author has moved to the stage of concrete goals and dreams of new bestsellers with pretty dust jackets, then you are likely well acquainted with the following questions: How do you choose a topic for your book? How do you find a publisher? How do you organize the writing process? At Asya Kazantseva’s lecture at Manege, participants found answers to all of these questions.
Speaker Asya Kazantseva is one of the most published authors of popular science literature in Russia. Asya was educated as a neurobiologist (at St. Petersburg State University’s faculty of biology), and has two master’s degrees -- in cognitive sciences from the Higher School of Economics and in molecular neurobiology from the University of Bristol. She works as a science journalist.
From 2008 to 2015, Asya worked as an editor in popular science media, writing articles on science and its popularization for various publications. Recently she has been focused on individual projects.
Asya is the author of three popular science books. The first – Who Would Have Thought! How the Brain Makes Us Do Stupid Things – was awarded the Prosvetitel (Enlightener) prize for popular science literature in 2014.
You can watch this lecture on our YouTube-channel.
General Partner for the exhibition — SIBUR.
Partner for Manege’s educational program — The Mikhail Bazhenov Foundation.
The lecture is sponsored by the St. Petersburg State University Alumni Association.