2008-2009 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

Oliver Sacks

Title: Oliver Sacks
When: Wed, Oct 29 2008 | 8:00
Where
: Rutgers Student Center - New Brunswick
Category
: Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

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Admission: Free and open to the Rutgers community and the general public
The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing

Reading

Creativity and the Brain

Publications
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Biography

Oliver Sacks, writer and professor of clinical neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, discovered the subject for his book, Awakenings (1999), while working at Beth Abraham Hospital. Awakenings later inspired a play by Harold Pinter, A Kind of Alaska, and the Oscar-nominated feature film, Awakenings, starring Robin Williams. Sacks continues to write about patients who live with various neurological conditions in Seeing Voices (2000), The Island of the Colorblind (1998), The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1998) and An Anthropologist on Mars (1996). The New York Times called Dr. Sacks “the poet laureate of medicine,” and in 2002 he was awarded the Lewis Thomas Prize by Rockefeller University, which recognizes the scientist as poet. His work regularly appears in the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. His most recent book is Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (2007).

Websites

Oliver Sacks's Website
Sponsors

Department of English
Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education
Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Partnerships
Friends of Rutgers English
Plangere Writing Center
Writers House
Rutgers Federal Credit Union
Cengage Learning and Houghton Mifflin