Rivka Galchen





Rivka Galchen


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in Toronto, Canada
April 19, 1976

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Rivka Galchen (born 1976) is a Canadian-American writer and physician. Her first novel, Atmospheric Disturbances, was published in 2008. She currently is an adjunct professor in the writing division of Columbia University's School of Art. In 2010, she was chosen as one of the 20 best writers under 40 by The New Yorker.

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Atmospheric Disturbances

3.14 avg rating — 3,237 ratings — published 2008 — 26 editions
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American Innovations: Stories

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Little Labors

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Brian Greene: The Kindle Si...

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The Lost Order

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Usl at the Stadium

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How Can I Help?

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Appreciation

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“We need to develop a better descriptive vocabulary for lying, a taxonomy, a way to distinguish intentional lies from unintentional ones, and a way to distinguish the lies that the liar himself believes in – a way to signal those lies that could be more accurately described as dreams. Lies – they make for a tidy little psychological Doppler effect, tell us more about a liar than an undistorted self-report ever could.”
Rivka Galchen, Atmospheric Disturbances

“Physics advances by accepting absurdities. Its history is one of unbelievable ideas proving to be true.”
Rivka Galchen

“I’m interested in [meteorology], but I’m more interested in gross misappropriations of the authoritative language of science. It feels rife with clarity, and yet you don’t understand what it means. And I think that’s beautiful.”
Rivka Galchen

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