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Narrative Medicine Rounds: Aleksandar Hemon

Date

Oct 02, 2013 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location

College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center

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 join us.

This edition of Rounds will feature author Aleksandar Hemon, whose The Book of My Lives, his first book of nonfiction, was published earlier this year. He also has written The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, and three collections of short stories. Hemon was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004.