Adam Higginbotham writes for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, Businessweek, Smithsonian, Men?s Journal, and The Atavist. He began his career in magazines and newspapers in London, where he was the editor--in-chief of The Face and a contributing editor at The Sunday Telegraph. The author of Midnight in Chernobyl, he lives in New York City.
Superb, enthralling and necessarily terrifying . . . the accident unfurls with a horrible inevitability. Weaving together the experiences of those who were there that night, Higginbotham marshals the details so meticulously that every step feels spring-loaded with tension. . . . Amid so much rich reporting and scrupulous analysis, some major themes emerge. . . . Higginbotham's extraordinary book is another advance in the long struggle to fill in some of the gaps, bringing much of what was hidden into the light. * New York Times * Utterly gripping and superbly researched... Higginbotham shows brilliantly how the tragedy contributed to the collapse of the whole Soviet system that had created it. * BBC History Magazine * An account that reads almost like the script for a movie . . . Higginbotham has captured the terrible drama. * The Wall Street Journal * Secrecy, stupidity and farce: the full story of what caused Chernobyl. Surely definitive. -- Lewis Jones * Sunday Telegraph * A nuclear thriller. Higginbotham has done some remarkable research... impressive. -- Julie McDowall * The Times *