Lisa Genova is an American neuroscientist and writer. She self-published her debut novel Still Alice, about a Harvard professor who suffers early onset Alzheimer's disease. The book gained popularity and was acquired by Simon & Schuster; it was published in January 2009 by Pocket Books. A bestseller, it is sold in 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Genova has written fiction about characters dealing with neurological disorders. Gallery Books published her next two novels, which also became bestsellers.