Tucson Festival of Books

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.

Meghan O'Rourke

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....

David Quammen

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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The Invisible Kingdom
Reimagining Chronic Illness
Meghan O'Rourke
Science / Medicine / Technology
March 2022
ISBN 9781594633799
336 pages

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