She was one of the keynote speakers and also launched her book entitled, RAIN - A Natural and Cultural History.
From the author herself, she explained that the book is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source of the world's water. Rain is also a travelogue, taking readers to Scotland to tell the surprising story of the mackintosh raincoat, and to India, where villagers extract the scent of rain from the monsoon-drenched earth and turn it into perfume.
The book is one of the finalists for the 2015 National Book Awards. Check it out HERE.