Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lone Frank and her beautiful genome

Danish writer Lone Frank has written a fascinating and compelling story that blends a scientist's objective inquiry with personal memoir. Starting with the depression that has long been a part of her family's history, Frank attempts to come at a scientific conclusion as to what role genes play in determining her own mental health.

Teasing out personal anecdotes with a scientist's scepticism, Frank's book, My Beautiful Genome, explores a genre that's been done many times in the past but puts a new spin on it by balancing it perfectly with the personal and the objective.

And Lone Frank is coming to Montreal. She will be doing a talk, reading, and Q&A on November 9, 2011, at 6:30pm at Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College Avenue. Hosted by renowned science writer, Bruce Lourie, writer of Slow Death by Rubber Duck, the evening promises to be a fascinating discussion of some of the most cutting edge issues involving science today.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 514-845-5811.

This event is sponsored by The McConnell Family Foundation, Paragraphe Bookstore, Maisonneuve Magazine and Blue Metropolis.

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