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Abraham Verghese heads for his homeland—and tells the story in a new essay for The New York Times

May 21, 2012 Abraham Verghese is a Renaissance man for our multicultural age: an American citizen born in Ethiopia to Indian parents from the Kerala region, he is a physician…

Fighting a Monstrous Injustice

Historian Eric Foner talks with Chapter 16 about Abraham Lincoln’s complex views on slavery and race

…For the president, according to Eric Foner’s The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, it had been a lifelong, tortuous journey to the recognition that a black man was…

Dr. Verghese, Hollywood is Calling

Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone is headed to the big screen

February 9, 2012 Abraham Verghese’s sprawling epic, Cutting for Stone, just passed the two-year mark on The New York Times bestseller list (that’s 104 weeks, if you’re counting), has sold…

Get a (Day) Job

Abraham Verghese has some surprising advice for budding writers

December 12, 2011 In a new essay for The Washington Post, physician-writer Abraham Verghese explains why it is important for a serious writer to do some other engaging work, too:…

Rescuing the iPatient

CNN talks with Abraham Verghese, novelist and physician, about why a doctor’s touch matters

September 30, 2011 Abraham Verghese is becoming well known for his belief in the importance of the kind of bedside examinations that doctors, in his view, too often skip. For…

Getting to Know A. Lincoln

Ronald C. White Jr. talks about the moral growth and modern relevance of the sixteenth president

…get close to such a reticent subject? White: My newest lecture suggests he did keep a diary. In The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln are what the editors call “fragments.”…