For more than 40 years, Henry Marsh’s job has been to ‘slice into the brain, the most complex structure we know of in the universe, where everything that makes us human is contained’. Henry has written a searing, provocative and deeply personal memoir, Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery, reflecting on life on the surgical front line, including pioneering the awake craniotomy procedure in Albania and Nepal. Sofija Stefanovic interviews Henry about the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties.
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Henry Marsh (International)
Henry Marsh is a writer and one of Britain’s foremost neurosurgeons. He is the author of Admissions and Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery, which offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain, in all its exquisite complexity. It was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and won the PEN Ackerley Prize, the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature and was shortlisted for awards including the Costa Biography Award and Guardian First Book Award.
Marsh became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 and was then appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St George's Hospital in London, where he worked for thirty years. Since retiring from full-time work, he has continued to operate and lecture in Nepal, Albania and Ukraine. He has been the subject of two award-winning documentary films, Your Life in Their Hands and The English Surgeon. He was made a CBE in 2010.
Sofija Stefanovic (International)
Sofija Stefanovic is a Serbian-Australian writer living in the United States. She hosts the literary salon Women of Letters New York. She’s a regular storyteller with The Moth and has travelled around the United States performing with their MainStage. She’s writing a memoir called Miss Ex-Yugoslavia featuring warlords, beauty queens and everything in between.