Rebecca Skloot began her brilliant writing career with a Master of Fine Arts in nonfiction at the University of Pittsburgh. She is an award-winning science writer and editor, and a former correspondent for NPR’s Radiolab and PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW. She specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics from goldfish surgery to tissue ownership rights. She is a former Vice President of the National Book Critics Circle and has taught creative nonfiction and science journalism at the University of Memphis, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University. Skloot lives in Chicago but regularly leaves the city to write in the hills of West Virginia. She travels extensively to speak about her book. For more information, visit RebeccaSkloot.com.[title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks[/title]
After spending more than a decade researching and writing her debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks soared instantly to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. It went on to receive widespread critical acclaim.
The Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize
The Wellcome Trust Book Prize
The Best Book of 2010 by Amazon.com
Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly; O, The Oprah Magazine; The New York Times; Washington Post; US News & World Report; and numerous others.
She has been featured on numerous television shows and interviewed on many
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is translated into more than twenty languages, and adapted into a young adult book, and an HBO film currently in production.