Author and journalist Maryn McKenna is coming to Chattanooga. (Screenshot: YouTube)

Award-winning journalist and author Maryn McKenna is coming to Chattanooga to speak about her book, which documents the evolution of agriculture and how it’s affected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Below is a news release with more information.

Award-winning journalist and author Maryn McKenna is coming to Chattanooga to discuss her recent book, “Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats” as part of the Chatt About Science lecture series.

Business Insider called the book “a timely, sobering yet hopeful look at how beefed-up chickens are impacting our health,” and The Washington Post described McKenna’s writing as “juicy and tense,” suggesting that the book “may make you put down that drumstick and reconsider your relationship with one of America’s favorite foods.”

Numerous publications, including Smithsonian Magazine, Business Insider, Science News, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution included the book on their lists of the top science books of 2017.

McKenna’s articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, NPR, Newsweek, WIRED, Scientific American, Nature, and The Guardian and whose TED Talk, “What do we do when antibiotics don’t work anymore?” has been viewed well more than 1.5 million times.

McKenna will speak at 2 Sons Kitchen and Market on April 19 at 7 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event thanks to local bookseller Star Line Books.