Mendel’s Dwarf: 3 May 2016

3 May 2016: Simon Mawer, Mendel's Dwarf
3 May 2016: Simon Mawer, Mendel’s Dwarf

The third BookTalk of 2016 looked at the intersections between science and literature in Simon Mawer’s Mendel’s Dwarf (1997). The novel weaves together a reimagining of the life of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetic science, with contemporary geneticist Benedict Lambert, who is both a dwarf with achondroplasia and a distant relation of Mendel. Our speakers for the evening were Prof. Angus Clarke, Dr Erin Pritchard and Prof. Martin Willis.

You can read the posts for the event below:

  1. BookTalk event, 3 May 2016: Simon Mawer, Mendel’s Dwarf (1997) 14 Apr 2016
  2. From a Review of Mendel’s Dwarf  21 Apr 2016
  3. From an Interview with Simon Mawer 24 Apr 2016
  4. Simon Mawer’s Mendel’s Dwarf: Event Review 6 Jun 2016