Abraham Verghese to Speak as Part of BABEL

Abraham Verghese to Speak as Part of BABEL

Abraham Verghese to Speak as Part of BABEL

Abraham Verghese to Speak as Part of BABEL

April 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center
617 Main Street #202a
Buffalo, NY 14202

On April 8, celebrated physician, professor, and author Abraham Verghese will visit the Just Buffalo Literary center as part of their BABEL series, sponsored in part by Villa Maria College.

Verghese has been on the New York Times bestseller list with all three of his books, including his most recent, Cuttting for Stone.

Born in 1955 of Indian parents who were teachers in Ethiopia, Verghese grew up near Addis Ababa and began his medical training there before coming to the U.S. for his residency.

Verghese’s caring for terminal AIDS patients, the insights he gained from the deep relationships he formed, and the suffering he witnessed inspired his first book, My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story, named “Best Book of the Year” by Time magazine and later made into a Mira Nair movie.

As founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Verghese tackles patients’ rights in his most recent book, Cutting for Stone. This riveting saga of twin brothers is the featured book for Verghese’s BABEL appearance, which closes out the 2013-14 season.

Babel is Just Buffalo’s award-winning lecture series, which brings the best writers from the around the world to Western New York, creating a global literary conversation right here at home. Past authors have included Salman Rushdie, Isabel Allende, Chinua Achebe, A.S. Byatt, and Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul.

Babel is sponsored in part by Villa Maria College. Just Buffalo’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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