About the Program
David Quammen looks at diseases like Ebola, SARS, avian flu, and AIDS that originated in animals but spread to humans and talks about the threat of this kind of "spillover" in the future. Mr. Quammen spoke at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC. Spillover is a 2013 National Book Critics Circle finalist for non-fiction.
David Quammen, a contributing writer for National Geographic, is the author of "The Song of the Dodo," "Monster of God," and other books. He was awarded the Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction in 1997. For more, visit: davidquammen.com.
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