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Page to Soundstage, Books to TV & Film

Lisa Genova, Tess Gerritsen, James Hansen and Deborah Harkness have all had books adapted to screens. Today they will discuss the challenges and delights of bringing a novel to life on television or as a movie.

Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University, has been acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science. Lisa has captured a unique place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit....

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Tess Gerritsen

Trained as a medical doctor, Tess Gerritsen built a second career as a thriller writer. Her 27 novels include the Rizzoli and Isles crime series, on which the TV show Rizzoli & Isles is based. Among her titles are "Harvest," "Gravity," "The Surgeon," "Playing With Fire" and "I Know A Secret....

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James Hansen

James R. Hansen is a professor emeritus of history at Auburn University. A former historian for NASA, Hansen is the author of 12 books on the history of aerospace and a two-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in history....

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