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Author Q&A Series

October 5, 2023 • 7:00-8:00pm

Jennifer Lunden

AMERICAN BREAKDOWN: Our Ailing Nation, My Body’s Revolt, and the Nineteenth-Century Woman Who Brought Me Back to Life
(Harper Wave, May 2023)

The recipient of the 2019 Maine Arts Fellowship for Literary Arts and the 2016 Bread Loaf–Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholarship in Nonfiction, Jennifer Lunden writes at the intersection of health and the environment. Her essays have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Orion, River Teeth, DIAGRAM, Longreads, and other journals; selected for several anthologies; and praised as notable in Best American Essays. A former therapist, she was named Maine’s Social Worker of the Year in 2012. She and her husband, the artist Frank Turek, live in a little house in Portland, Maine, where they keep several chickens, two cats, and some gloriously untamed gardens.



November 2, 2023 • 7:00-8:00pm

Amy Dockser Marcus

We The Scientists: How a Daring Team of Parents and Doctors Forged a New Path for Medicine
(Riverhead Books, Feb 2023)

Amy Dockser Marcus is a health and science reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Her stories depict how scientific advances are transforming society and raising bioethical questions. Amy was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting for a series of stories about cancer survivors. She is the author of three books. Her latest book, "We the Scientists: How A Daring Team of Parents and Doctors Forged A New Path for Medicine," was published this year by Riverhead Books.



September 7, 2023 • 7:00-8:00pm

Quinn Eastman

The Woman Who Couldn’t Wake Up: Hypersomnia and the Science of Sleepiness
(Columbia University Press, Aug 2023)



We'd like to send a special thank you to Georgia Center for the Book, Atlanta Science Gallery, and The Decatur Book Festival for being the official co-sponsors of the Fall 2023 Living Health: Author Q&A Series.