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Abraham Verghese

India (b.1955)

ABRAHAM VERGHESE is senior associate chair and professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. He sees patients, teaches students and writes.

From 1990 to 1991, Abraham Verghese attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop at The University of Iowa, where he obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree.

His first book, MY OWN COUNTRY, about AIDS in rural Tennessee, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for 1994 and was made into a movie directed by Mira Nair and starring Naveen Andrews, Marisa Tomei, Glenne Headley and others.

His second book, THE TENNIS PARTNER, was a New York Times notable book and a national bestselle

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Cutting for Stone (2009)
   The Covenant of Water (2023)
   Short Stories (2006)
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Non fiction
   My Own Country (1994)
   Soundings (1994)
   The Tennis Partner (1998)
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Abraham Verghese recommends
Northwest Corner (2011)
John Burnham Schwartz
"A great American novel."
One Amazing Thing (2010)
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
"An incredible and highly original premise in the hands of a gifted storyteller has resulted in this jewel of a story. It is, to paraphrase the book's title, an amazing thing."
The Man from Saigon (2009)
Marti Leimbach
"Leimbach's mastery of place, of the scents, sounds, terrors and sorrows of (the Vietnam War) reminded me as perhaps onlt a great novel can that we are never done with a war even when it is long over and that only wars and love endure."

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