Laura Spinney

Laura performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on October 16, 2018, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Forget Me Not.”

Laura Spinney is an author and science journalist who lives in Paris. She has published two novels, The Doctor and The Quick . Her third book of non-fiction—Rue Centrale—came out in 2013 from Editions L’Age d’Homme (in French and English). Her fourth, also non-fiction, is an account of the 1918 “Spanish” flu pandemic entitled Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World. She reports on science and medicine for The Guardian, New Statesman, Nature, and The Economist among others.

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