BARRY WERTH is an award-winning journalist and the acclaimed author of six books. His most recent book is The Antidote, a close-up of the upstart pharmaceutical company Vertex and the ferocious but indispensable world of pharma that it inhabits. His previous book, Banquet at Delmonico’s, was named one of Barnes & Noble’s top ten nonfiction books of 2009 and one of Amazon’s top ten history books of the year. The Scarlet Professor won the Lambda award for biography and the American Library Association’s Randy Shilts prize for nonfiction. It was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle award and was named a top ten book of the year by The Washington Post. The Billion Dollar Molecule, his earlier book about Vertex, was named one of Fortune’s 75 “Smartest Books We Know” and a Business Week top ten book of the year. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and GQ, among other publications. In addition, he has taught journalism and nonfiction writing at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Boston University. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.