Siddhartha Mukherjee for Town Hall Seattle Writers Festival, Volume 1: Humble Beginnings

Town Hall Seattle’s initial Writers Festival, to be held September 16 & 17 and to include such writers as Lan Samantha Chang, Oscar Hokeah, AM Homes, Leila Mottley, and David Quammen, is set in motion with this welcome Seattle return of Siddhartha Mukherjee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, The Gene, and The Laws of Medicine, he is here with his newest book, The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human (Scribner).

"In Siddhartha Mukherjee’s exciting and scholarly new book, he is a portraitist of cells, illuminating their structure and function, how they know to become part of organs like the heart or a brain, how they reproduce, how they become corrupt causing disease, and how modern medicine has learned to understand and manipulate them to cure and to heal. Deeply researched, The Song of the Cell is an extraordinary journey through the history of discovery to the most innovative cellular medicine practiced today and the promise of what lies ahead." — Paul Nurse.

"Part mystery, part adventure story, The Song of the Cell is an irresistible foray into the frontiers of medical science. Animated by Siddhartha Mukherjee’s lively, lucid prose, this volume is a reminder of the power of human ingenuity, and likely to leave readers both enlightened and hopeful.” — Jennifer Egan.

Siddhartha Mukherjee is professor of medicine at Columbia University, and a practicing cancer physician and researcher.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle in partnership with Seattle City of Literature, Hedgebrook, Hugo House, Seattle Arts & Lectures, Third Place Books, and Elliott Bay Book Company.

Follow the link below to find more information regarding this program and the rest of the festival.




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Published: Scribner - October 25th, 2022

Live & In-Person at Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 6:30pm
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