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Narrative Medicine Rounds: Nellie Hermann, Author


Feb 04, 2015 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY

Nellie Hermann grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.  Her first novel, The Cure for Grief, published in 2008 by Scribner, received acclaim in Time magazine, Elle, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and others, and was chosen as a Target "Breakout" book. Her short story "Can We Let the Baby Go?" won first prize in Glimmer Train's 2008 "Family Matters" competition and was published in the winter, 2010 issue. Nellie is the Creative Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. She has taught creative writing to undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, and clinicians of all sorts and has given numerous national and international conference addresses. Sbe holds an M.F.A from Columbia. Her second novel is forthcoming in 2015 with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, or writers engaged in work at the intersection of narrative and health care. Rounds are held on the first Wednesday of each month (September to May) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Columbia University Medical Center Faculty Club, followed by a reception. Rounds are free and open to the public; no RSVP is necessary. Students, staff, faculty, patients, friends, and interested others are warmly welcome to attend.


Nellie Hermann