Rebeca Skloot is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine, among others. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR's RadioLab and PBS's Nova ScienceNOW, and blogs about science, life, and writing at Culture Dish, hosted by Seed magazine. She also teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Memphis.
A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book. -- Hilary Mantel *
A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice. * Metro *
A fine book . . . a gripping read . . . The book has deservedly been a huge bestseller in the US. It should be here, too. * Sunday Times *