Author Lisa Genova unites readers through neuroscience


Best-selling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova has been chosen to present the 15th annual Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture during the ALA’s Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 25 – 29, 2013 in Seattle. Genova is well-known for discussing complicated topics in her novels that affect the daily lives of millions of Americans nationwide.

Each year, the Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture is presented by an individual who plays a unique role in bringing the arts to the library community and demonstrating the long-standing idea that libraries transform communities. With help from her extensive background in neuroscience, Genova was able to achieve this by bringing people together through their shared experiences with brain disorders.

On Saturday, Jan. 26 from 4-5 p.m., Genova will discuss her status as best-selling author and her newest release, “Love Anthony,” a story about life, love and autism. Genova’s two previous novels about life after a traumatic brain injury, “Left Neglected,” and living with Alzheimer’s disease, “Still Alice,” have also appeared on the “New York Times” best-seller list.

To find out more information, visit the conference website.

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