Maura Spiegel, PhD, who is a founder and the Associate Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, is Senior Lecturer of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she teaches courses on fiction and film. Professor Spiegel, who co-edited the journal Literature and Medicine (Johns Hopkins University press) with Rita Charon, MD, PhD, for seven years, is also a co-author of Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine (Oxford University Press, 2017). She is the co-author of The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying and Living On (Anchor/Doubleday), The Breast Book: An Intimate and Curious History (Workman), which was a Book-of-the-Month Club Quality Paperbacks selection. She has written for The New York Times and has published essays on the history of the emotions, Charles Dickens, diamonds in the movies, among many other topics. She is currently writing a book about the life and films of Sidney Lumet for St. Martin’s Press.