Saturday, May 7, 2011

An Immortal Hit in Narrative Nonfiction

Rebecca Skloot, author of our next discussion book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, has a very comprehensive Web site on which you can explore her biography, news and articles concerning her science writing career and her award-winning book, and other interesting avenues of information.  Among the articles under the tab, About Rebecca, is an interview she did for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.  Here she discusses how she structured her complicated narrative of Henrietta Lack's story. Shown in the photo below are her colored cards for storyboarding this book.  Enjoy exploring the many interesting links on the site.