Rebecca Skloot

Freelance writer

Author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown Publishers, 2010), which won the 2010 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Excellence in Science Writing, the 2011 Audie Award for Best Non-Fiction Audiobook, and a Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award.  

Publications: Other publications include articles in O, New York Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, Slate, and NOVA ScienceNow, and a column about pets in Prevention

Date of graduation: MFA 2000

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