Words that Heal, Words that Don't
By Paolo Giordano
Author of The Solitude of Numbers and Like Family
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
5:00pm – 6:30pm lecture
6:30-7:00pm reception and book signing
MacMillan Hall, Room 117 (Starr Auditorium)
167 Thayer Street
This lecture is free and open to the public
Reception to follow. Please RSVP for the lecture to Julie_Haines@brown.edu.
After earning a PhD in theoretical physics, Paolo Giordano published a debut novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2008), that sold more than two million copies and won the Premio Strega, Italy’s highest literary award. In his latest novel, Like Family (2014), Giordano explores the intimate effects of illness, through the story of a young couple facing an episode of cancer. In addition to fiction, Giordano has written for the theater and contributes regularly to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
About the Lecture
The Harriet W. Sheridan Literature and Medicine Lecture features distinguished writers and literary scholars to foster a reflective dialogue with the community about the illness experience.