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Samer Nashef: The Angina Monologues

Sat 7 Sep, 4pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

Author and cardiac surgeon Samer Nashef has had a closer view of our pulsating, vibrant hearts than most. His collection of essays, The Angina Monologues, slices open the emotional truth of dealing with catastrophes when someone’s life is in your hands. With Karen Hitchcock.

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1 hour

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Karen Hitchcock is a general physician and a columnist and essayist for The Monthly. Her collection of short stories Little White Slips won the 2010 Queensland Premier’s Steele-Rudd Award. Her Quarterly Essay Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly was published in 2015 and republished in 2016.

Samer Nashef is a heart surgeon in Cambridge, England and is the author of The Angina Monologues, a book of real life stories in heart surgery, and The Naked Surgeon, which deals with risk in health care, a field in which he is a leading authority. He also compiles cryptic crosswords for national newspapers.

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