The San Antonio Book Festival proudly presents Get Lit with Mimi Swartz, author of Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart. Swartz will be joined in conversation by Bonnie Petrie, bioscience and medicine reporter at Texas Public Radio. After audience Q&A, there will be book sales and signing, courtesy of The Twig Book Shop. Join us for an evening of lively conversation!
5:30 PM – Book sales
6:00 PM – Presentation
6:45 PM – Audience Q&A
7:00 PM – Book sales and signing
NO TICKETS NECESSARY!
The Festival is in association with Asia Society Texas Center. Medical narratives take us to the core of our being. In this compelling session, Mimi Swartz talks of her bestselling book Ticker, an account of the quest to create an artificial heart. Dr. Sharad Paul, acclaimed author of several books on the human body and the journey towards understanding it, speaks of how we decode our genes for better health. In conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy.
Join TICKER author Mimi Swartz Wednesday, September 12th from 5 to 7 pm as she takes you on an unforgettable journey into the power and mystery of the human heart.
Part investigative journalism, part medical mystery, TICKER is a dazzling story of modern innovation, recounting fifty years of false starts, abysmal failures, and miraculous triumphs, as experienced by one of the world's foremost heart surgeons, O.H. "Bud" Frazier.