Rebecca Skloot is an award- winning science writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover, Prevention; Glamour; and others. She worked as a correspondent for NPR’s Radiolab and PBS’s NOVAscienceNOW,and is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine and guest editor of The Best American Science Writing 2011. Her work has been anthologized in several collections, including The Best Creative Nonfiction. 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. She lives in Chicago. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is her first book. It is being translated into more than twenty languages and adapted into an HBO film produced by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball.
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2011 Common Reading: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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