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The Ultimate Book Club

Abraham Verghese answers questions from the NPR audience

April 7, 2011 In March, the NPR book club read Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone, and today Verghese answers questions posted by the audience on the NPR Books Facebook page….

Words of Comfort

Abraham Verghese tells readers of The New York Times about an emergency treatment administered by ear

March 2, 2011 Writer/physician Abraham Verghese has long been on a mission to teach medical students the lost art of the physical exam, and his efforts have been highlighted by…

Ties That Bind

Author-physician Abraham Verghese talks with Chapter 16 about his dual career and his latest novel, Cutting For Stone

Now an accomplished surgeon and teacher, Abraham Verghese was born and educated in Ethiopia but served his medical residency in Johnson City, Tennessee, from 1980 to 1983. After a fellowship…

Bedside Manners

Abraham Verghese wants young doctors to touch their patients

October 11, 2010 A doctor’s hands are in danger of being replaced by an array of medical devices, fears Abraham Verghese, the former Johnson City writer and physician whose first…

Shortlisted for Peace

Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone is a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

September 2, 2010 Abraham Verghese’s novel, Cutting For Stone, is one of six finalists for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction. The prize carries a $10,000 honorarium and is…

Week Links

Check out all the places Tennessee writers have appeared online in the past week

July 19, 2010 Bill Friskics-Warrren, Silas House, Amanda Little, Adam Ross, Rebecca Skloot, and Abraham Verghese are popping up all over the news scene: Music journalist Bill Friskics-Warren, author of…