The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has hit stores, and the New York Times Bestseller list, and Rebecca Skloot is now traveling the country speaking at universities, scientific organizations, bookstores, book groups and more. For her regularly updated schedule of events, see the Events page of this site.
Skloot recently completed a four month long book tour, speaking to thousands of people around the US and UK. For the full story of the tour, and how and why Skloot organized it herself, see her story, “The Immortal Book Tour” (pdf) in Publishers Weekly. Also see the video below for a trailer of Part I of The Immortal Book Tour, in which Rebecca Skloot talks about her book, and the Lacks family joins her in public appearances discussing the legacy of Henrietta Lacks, their feelings about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and more:
Skloot is no longer booking her own speaking engagements. If you’d like to invite Skloot to speak in your area, contact Renee Coale at renee [at] rebeccaskloot.com
See below for a map of The Immortal Book Tour:
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