New York Times Bestseller comes to Claremont

Award-winning author Rebecca Skloot will speak at Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum tomorrow, Wednesday April 3, at 6:45 p.m. The talk is free and seats are open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Ms. Skloot is known for her New York Times Bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010), which the Friends of the Claremont Library’s chose as the selection for last year’s On The Same Page book series. Ms. Skloot has also made a name for herself for other award-winning works of science writing featured in the New York Times MagazineO The Oprah Magazine, and Discover among others.

CMC students will dine with Ms. Skloot at 6 p.m. before remarks begin at 6:45 p.m. Overflow seating for this event will be available in the McKenna Auditorium. The Marian Miner Cook Athanauem is located at 385 E. Eighth St. For more information on the author, visit


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