MSt tutor Alice Jolly’s Dead Babies and Seaside Towns has been shortlisted for the Pen / Ackerley Prize 2016
MSt tutor Roopa Farooki’s podcast for the Royal Literary Fund Fellowship, “4 minutes on life changing literature”, is now online.
Listen to it here: “When I finally fell asleep it was to the thundering of hooves”.
MSt alumnus Sam Guglani has a column, “The Notes”, in The Lancet (subscription required)
“Seamus Heaney distinguishes between craft and technique in poetry, and so speaks to us in medicine. He suggests that craft is just a “skill of making…deployed without reference to the feelings or the self”. But technique is much greater: it is a definition of the poet’s “stance towards life”. In medicine, in the throes of all our encounters, what is our stance towards life, and indeed towards death? In this new Lancet column, The Notes, the hope is to wonder about this, to look obliquely again at events that hold meaning for us and for the persons we meet as patients, who are of course all of us”