Tucson Festival of Books

Meghan O'Rourke



Photo by David Surowiecki

Meghan O’Rourke is the author of The Long Goodbye and the poetry collections Sun in Days, Once, and Halflife. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and other awards, she is the editor of The Yale Review. Her writing appears in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and more. She is a finalist for the National Book Award for her latest book "The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness."

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Awards: National Book Award, Finalist


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
Understanding Chronic Illness
National Book Award Finalist Meghan O'Rourke sits down with Victoria Maizes, executive director of the Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, and discusses her journey and work researching these invisible illnesses that encompass everything from autoimmune diseases to long COVID.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Science City (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Meghan O'Rourke
Moderator: Victoria Maizes

Books:
The Invisible Kingdom
Reimagining Chronic Illness
Science / Medicine / Technology
Penguin
February 2023
ISBN 9780399573309
336 pages

The Long Goodbye
A Memoir
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Penguin Publishing Group
April 2012
ISBN 9781594485664
320 pages