A New York Times bestselling author who traveled the world looking for the keys to academic success will speak Wednesday night in Knoxville.

Author Amanda Ripley visited countries like Finland, South Korea and Poland, then presented her findings in the book "The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got that Way."

Get more: AmandaRipley.com

Ripley will speak at the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm. The event is sold out, but you can watch it live on WBIR.com.

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