Shark season has officially begun! At last, Washington Post national environmental reporter Juliet Eilperin’s Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks has made its way to the shore. Last week, NPR.org published a Q&A with Eilperin after naming the book one of the summer’s highest fliers; and the Washington Post published an excerpt from the book. To see Eilperin on camera, check out her interview on Fox News/America’s News HQ with Shannon Bream and the Demon Fish book trailer. Tune in to the Diane Rehm Show/WAMU tomorrow (6/15) and Weekend Edition with Scott Simon on Saturday (6/18) for Eilperin’s interviews about the book, and check out her summer tour schedule for details on her aquarium and bookstore appearances around the country.
Praise for Demon Fish:
“In the deeply mysterious ocean, no corner is more shadowy to us than the unknown, uncharted realm of the shark. And as with all shadows, we’re afraid of what lurks in them. Juliet Eilperin’s beautifully evocative Demon Fish lights up this darkness, and shows how fearing sharks rather than understanding them has cost us more than we know.” —Susan Casey, author of The Wave
“In this fascinating and meticulously reported book, Juliet Eilperin crisscrosses the globe, on the trail of one of the most mysterious creatures. She illuminates not only the hidden nature of the seas, but also the societies whose survival depend on them.”
—David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z
“This is the shark book for the person who wants to understand both what sharks are, and what sharks mean. Bite into it.”
—Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean