by Adam Higginbotham

A New York Times Best Book of the Year

A Time Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Finalist

One of NPR’s Best Books of 2019

Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters.

Interview with the Author

The Book Review
The Chernobyl Disaster in Full
4/5/19       55 min

History Author Show
Adam Higginbotham – Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster
5/5/19        55 min

Intelligence Squared
Adam Higginbotham and Evan Ratliff on the Untold Story of Chernobyl
4/25/19        56 min

The Michael Shermer Show
Adam Higginbotham – China Syndrome II: The True Story of What Happened at Chernobyl
2/12/19        51 min


The Midtown Scholar Bookstore
An Evening with ADAM HIGGINBOTHAM, Author of Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story
3/28/20        78 min

Politics and Prose
Adam Higginbotham, “Midnight in Chernobyl”
4/2/19        44 min

Talks at GS
Adam Higginbotham, Author of “Midnight in Chernobyl’
4/17/20         33 min

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