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On tour: Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova is the author of Still Alice and Inside the O’Briens (S&S), which examines the effect Huntington’s disease on an Irish-Catholic family in the US. She is travelling to Sydney, Perth Writers Festival and Adelaide Writers’ Week in February.

What would you put on a shelf-talker for your latest book?

If you liked Still Alice, you’ll LOVE Inside the O’Briens!

What are you reading right now?

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (Sogyal Rinpoche, Random House).

What are you planning to read next?

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks (Picador).

Which book do you always recommend?

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (HarperCollins).

What was the defining book of your childhood?

I wasn’t a reader as a young child. I spent my childhood outdoors. In high school, I fell in love with Shakespeare.

What’s your favourite book adaptation (film, television or theatre)?

I’m kind of partial to Still Alice. 🙂

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