Lisa Genova

Lisa GenovaThursday, March 5
7:30 PM
Pacific University
Taylor Auditorium, 2nd Floor Marsh Hall

This reading is free and open to the public

Lisa Genova’s novel Still Alice depicts in fearless detail the life of a female professor after a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

The novel has spent over 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and is now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore. Moore has won a Golden Globe and been nominated for an Oscar for her role in this film.

Genova’s other bestselling novels include Left Neglected and Love Anthony. Both present characters coping with illnesses affecting the brain, as does her forthcoming novel Inside the Olargerformatstillalice‘Brien’s.

A Harvard-educated neuroscientist with an undergraduate degree in biopsychology from Bates College, Genova travels worldwide speaking on Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, autism, and Huntington’s disease. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and the Today Show.

This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Science, and the English club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information.


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