What is it that makes us human?
In science and in literature — as opposite as the two may seem — this question is a vital and motivational component. In Pulitzer Prize winner Siddhartha Mukherjee’s latest book The Gene
, he masterfully operates within both fields, giving us an expert and exhaustive exploration into the history (and future) of genetics, alongside aphorisms from the literary canon and a deeply intimate personal narrative.
To launch the paperback release of The Gene
, Mukherjee comes live to Tampa Theatre’s historic stage for a conversation about the intersection of science and storytelling and how he uses the two to explore our most deep-seated questions, fears, and fascinations.
Joining him for the discussion is Guggenheim Fellow Chris Adrian
— a physician and fiction writer named one of The New Yorker’s 20 Best Writers Under 40 in 2010 — and Tampa’s own Dr. Sarah Hoffe
, Interim Chair of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Gastrointestinal Oncology program.
The panel is a part of the OE Spotlight series
, which aims to advance knowledge and culture in the Tampa Bay community through innovative events, workshops and conversations featuring the most thought-provoking and impactful artists and writers working today.
Tickets are $32 at the Tampa Theatre Box Office and $33 online (including fees), which includes admission and choice of a paperback copy of either The Gene
or The Emperor of All Maladies
.Doors open at 6:00pmYou may choose either a pre-signed book, or an unsigned book that can be personalized by the author in the signing line.