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Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University.

Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa has captured a special place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neurological conditions and our shared human condition. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels STILL ALICE, LEFT NEGLECTED, LOVE ANTHONY, INSIDE THE O'BRIENS, and EVERY NOTE PLAYED. 

Her first work of nonfiction, REMEMBER: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting, published March 2021, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

STILL ALICE was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and 

Hunter Parrish. Julianne Moore won the 2015 Best Actress Oscar for her role as Alice Howland. Film adaptations for INSIDE THE O'BRIENS, EVERY NOTE PLAYED, and LEFT NEGLECTED are in development.

STILL ALICE was adapted for the stage by Christine Mary Dunford and premiered at the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago in April 2013. It has since toured worldwide.

In 2015, Lisa was named one of the U.S. Top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue. She has appeared on Live with Kelly &Ryan, the TODAY show, CNN, PBS Newshour, Dr. Oz, and NPR and has been featured in the PBS specials Build a Better Memory Through Science and Supercharge Your Brain, as well as the documentary films To Not Fade Away and Have You Heard About Greg. 

Her first TED talk, "What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's" has been viewed over eight million times.  Her most recent TED talk, "How Memory Works--and Why Forgetting is Totally OK" was the sixth most watched TED talk of 2021. A sought-after speaker/edutainer, she has headlined in speaker series alongside Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Gloria Steinem, Jay Leno, Malala Yousafzai, and Goldie Hawn.


She received The Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, for "distinguished storytelling that has enriched the public dialogue," The Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award, The Global Genes RARE Champions of Hope Award, and The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Media Award for "informing the public about treatment and ongoing research in medical illness."

She has received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bates College, The Alzheimer's Association's Rita Hayworth Award, The Huntington’s Disease Society of America Community Awareness Award, and the Grubby Award for literary excellence.

She serves on the Advisory Boards for The Women's Alzheimer's Movement, HFC (Hilarity for Charity), and Compassionate Care ALS.



What You Can Do To Prevent


Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Lisa Genova. She shares some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer's-resistant brain.

TED Unplugged 2018 

What Would You Do If Nothing Could Stop You?

Author Lisa Genova on 'Still Alice' becoming a Movie Lisa Genova reflects on her first novel Still Alice becoming a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. 

Architect of Change LIVE with Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver sits down with Architect of Change, Lisa Genova. Lisa is the author of "Every Note Played," and writes about neurological diseases and disorders. In her most recent work, she focuses on ALS.

CTV Your Morning: Lisa Genova on her new novel, Every Note Played

The author of 'Still Alice' is tackling mental health once again in her latest novel, 'Every Note Played,' about ALS.

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

Neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova talks about memory and why we shouldn't worry about forgetting things.

In The Press


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Still Alice


Still Alice has brought the reality of Alzheimer's to life for millions of readers. Now, I ask that you'll join me in putting compassionate awareness into action by donating to Alzheimer's research through the Cure Alzheimer's Fund.  Let's see how powerful and generous this readership can be!

Inside The O'Briens


Thank you for reading Inside The O'Briens. Through the story of the O'Brien family, I hope you've gained a strong awareness for what it feels like to live with Huntington's Disease. Please take a moment to donate to Huntington's research through Huntington's Disease Society of America

Every Note Played


Perhaps prior to reading Every Note Played you read Tuesdays with Morrie or dumped a bucket of ice water over your head. I hope you now have a much deeper understanding of this disease. I also hope you'll join me in putting that empathy to action by making a donation to ALS care and research through ALS ONE.

Readers In Action


To schedule a BOOK EVENT for REMEMBER:

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To schedule a SPEAKING EVENT:

Washington Speakers Bureau



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