Rebecca Skloot wins National Academy Award

Posted on September 15, 2011 by


Earlier today, the National Academies announced the winners of the 2011 Science Communication Awards.  I am  pleased that they chose to give this award to several fantastic authors, including Rebecca Skloot, the author of the excellent book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and former science writing instructor at the University of Pittsburgh.  I had the great pleasure of seeing her speak about the book at a Carnegie Science Center Cafe Scientifique last summer, where she proved to be as dynamic and engaging as the book itself.  If you have not yet read the book, you are missing out on one of the most honest, challenging and intriguing stories science has to tell.

Congratulations, Rebecca Skloot!

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