Shakespeare & Co. is pleased to host an event at the Missoula Public Library with celebrated author David Quammen on Thursday, October 26, at 6:00pm in the Cooper Space. Quammen will read from his new collection of essays The Heartbeat of the Wild: Dispatches from Landscapes of Wonder, Peril, and Hope. This event is open to the public and free of charge.
Three-time winner of the National Magazine Award (the Ellie) and author of 17 previous books, David Quammen is one of the world’s top science writers. His 2012 book Spillover, which predicted a worldwide pandemic, was shortlisted for eight national and international book awards, and won three, including the Premio Letterario Merck, in Rome. That book, and his 2022 book Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus, have made him one of the most sought-after commentators on the coronavirus. He is a regular contributor of features and Op Eds to National Geographic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and other journals. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.