Terrence Holt and Chris Adrian are both physicians and award-winning fiction writers. In this event, they read from their work and discuss, among other topics, the nature of narratives told at the intersection of medicine and literature.
The San Francisco Chronicle said of Chris Adrian's recent novel TheChildren's Hospital, "one of the most revelatory novels in recent memory [. . .] Cleverly conceived and executed brilliantly." He was one of the 20 under 40 fiction writers chosen by The New Yorker in 2010.
The New York Times said of Terrence Holt's debut short-story collection In the Valley of the Kings: "American short fiction in particular — from Poe and Hawthorne to the present — unfurls at midnight: a dark affair emphasizing our want of health in a civilization gone sick. Terrence Holt’s first story collection [. . .] now joins the brigade."
Sayantani DasGupta--a pediatrician on faculty in Narrative Medicine at Columbia and co-editor of the award-winning Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies--moderates this discussion.