Tewksbury & Wilmington Libraries To Host Bestselling Author Robin Cook In Conversation With Hank Phillippi Ryan On February 5

TEWKSBURY, MA – The Tewksbury Public Library and Wilmington Memorial Library have joined forces to host bestselling author Robin Cook in conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7pm.

Cook will discuss his acclaimed writing career, including his latest book – Genesis– in this Crowdcast webinar.

Space is limited. Registration is required and can be found at www.tinyurl.com/RobinandHank. While this virtual event is completely free, attendees can purchase an autographed copy of the book to be shipped to their homes from the event’s bookstore partner – Haley Booksellers – before or after the event.

Dr. Robin Cook is the author of 37 worldwide bestsellers which have sold hundreds of millions of copies. Most of Dr. Cook’s books explore various medical, ethical, and public policy issues and have included topics ranging from the supply of organs for transplantation (Coma) to medical nanotechnology (Nano) and the spread of disease (Outbreak, Contagion, Pandemic). Dr. Cook’s most recent book is Genesis, which deals with using ancestral DNA to aid forensics. There have also been almost a dozen theatrical movies, television movies, and mini-series made from Dr. Cook’s work.

Recognition of Dr. Cook’s work includes a 1982 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2012 James McConaughy Award, both given by his alma mater Wesleyan University, the 2002 Author of Vision Award given by the RP International, and the 2014 Literary Legend Award given by the Florida Heritage Book Festival. In 2014 he was also the recipient of the first annual Robert B. Parker mystery writer’s award. In 2004 he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. by President George W. Bush. Dr. Cook divides his time between his home base in Naples, Florida, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, Martha’s Vineyard in the summer, and Boston, Massachusetts.

This event is sponsored by a collection of North of Boston libraries, including the Memorial Hall Library in Andover, Billerica Public Library, Flint Memorial Library in North Reading, Tewksbury Public Library, Wilmington Memorial Library, and Woburn Public Library, plus some additional Massachusetts libraries.

This event is a part of a series of virtual discussions with bestselling authors held this winter. The next event in the series features a discussion with former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich about his new book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, in conversation with Christopher Lydon, host of WBUR’s Open Source podcast, on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7pm.

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