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Stegner Lecture at LCSC to feature author and journalist David Quammen March 12

LEWISTON, Idaho - The Humanities Division at LCSC will sponsor the 33rd Annual Wallace Stegner Lecture, “Spillover: The Mysteries of Emerging Disease,” Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the newly remodeled Silverthorne Theatre on the LCSC campus.  This year’s speaker is author and popular travel and science writer David Quammen.

Quammen’s 12 books include The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, and most recently Spillover, a work on the science, history, and human impacts of emerging diseases (especially viral diseases), which was short-listed for seven national and international awards.  In the past 30 years he has also published several hundred pieces of short nonfiction, feature articles, essays, and columns in magazines such as Harper’s, National Geographic, Outside, Esquire, The Atlantic, Powder, and Rolling Stone.  He writes occasional op-eds for The New York Times and reviews for The New York Times Book Review.
Quammen has been honored with an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is a three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award.  He is a contributing writer for National Geographic, in whose service he travels often, usually to wild and remote places.  Quammen lives in Bozeman, Montana.
This event is made possible by generous donations from the Stegner Lecture Foundation, the Rosehill Estate, and an LCSC Institutional Development Grant.  For more information, please contact LCSC Humanities Division Chair Martin Gibbs at 208.792.2090 or [email protected].