Raconteur Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, Atlantic, The Map That Changed the World, Krakatoa and A Crack in the Edge of the World, tells the story of an obsessive collector of more than 300 animal skulls, including amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles.
Simon Winchester studied geology at Oxford and has written for Conde Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. Winchester was named an honorary fellow at St. Catherine's College, Oxford in October, 2009 and received an honorary degree from Dalhousie University in October 2010
He is the author of A Crack in the Edge of the World, Krakatoa, The Map That Changed the World, The Professor and the Madman, The Fracture Zone, Outposts, Korea, among many other titles. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland.
Simon Winchester, bestselling author of the Professor and the Madman, discusses the subject of his new app and book Skulls and the unexpected discovery of Alan Dudley's collection of over 2,000 animal skulls.