Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture
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Neuroscientist-turned-novelist Lisa Genova has captured a special place in contemporary fiction by using her immense knowledge of how the brain works in her novels, and her most recent and third novel “Love Anthony” (also her third New York Times bestseller) is about autism. It was an Indie Next Pick for October 2012, described by USA Today’s reviewer as “beautifully written and poignant to the point of heartbreak.” The Booklist review said that “readers will discover a unique portrayal of autism that is highly accessible and, at times, deeply profound. Writing with deep empathy and insight, Genova has created an engaging story that fearlessly asks the big questions.”
There are well over one million copies of her first novels “Still Alice” and “Left Neglected” in print. “Still Alice” spent over 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, won several major awards, was selected for numerous honors, and has been translated into 25 languages. “Left Neglected,” also a New York Times bestseller, was the #1 Indie Next Pick for January 2011, the Borders “Book You’ll Love” for January 2011, and the #4 Indie Reading Group Pick for summer 2011.
Genova travels worldwide, speaking about the causes, treatments, ways to prevent, and what it feels like to live with Alzheimer’s Disease. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, the Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM and was featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary film, To Not Fade Away.
Sponsored by Simon & Schuster.
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