Writers’ Block: 023 – Rebecca Skloot
Rebecca Skloot is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Her award- winning science writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O,; Discover; and many other publications.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly hit the New York Times best-seller list, and has been translated into more than 25 languages. And last year it was made into an HBO movie starring Renee Elise Goldsberry, Rose Byrne, and Oprah!
Mike and Rebecca talk about the nearly 18-year journey she’s had with The Immortal Life, why structure is so important to storytelling, and the new book she’s been working on for years!
Writers’ Block is a bi-weekly podcast that highlights the work of writers, poets, scientists, musicians, and more to find the story behind the pieces. Host Mike Gravagno digs into his guests work the same way he digs into pie, voraciously and without pretension, because you don’t have to be high-falutin to enjoy talking about art. Writers’ Block is a joint venture from YourPopFilter.com and Anastamos, Chapman University’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Journal, and is available wherever you get your podcasts.