Tucson Festival of Books

David Quammen



Ronan Donovan

David Quammen is the author of seventeen books, a few fiction but mainly nonfiction, including "The Song of the Dodo," "Spillover," and "The Tangled Tree." His most recent book, "Breathless," was a finalist for the 2022 National Book Award in Nonfiction.

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Awards: Guggenheim Fellow, National Book Award Finalist. National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Premio Merck. National Magazine Award (three times).


Scheduled events:
Award-Winning Science
National Book Award finalists Meghan O'Rourke and David Quammmen know that writing about science can be a science unto itself. In this session, UA researcher Michael Worobey will ask how they got behind the scenes with some of the world's top scientists to get the right story.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Science City (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Meghan O'Rourke, David Quammen
Moderator: Michael Worobey
They Fought the Fight Against COVID
National Book Award Finalist David Quammen will discuss his latest work, a behind-the-scenes story of how scientists around the world cooperated to decipher the COVID-19 virus and made possible the vaccines used to fight the pandemic.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: David Quammen
Moderator: Janet Crum

Books:
Breathless
The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus
Science / Medicine / Technology
Simon and Schuster
October 2022
ISBN 9781982164362
416 pages

The Tangled Tree
A Radical New History of Life
Science / Medicine / Technology
Simon and Schuster
August 2019
ISBN 9781476776637
480 pages